Your Glass: Is It Half Full or Half Empty?

Your Glass: Is It Half Full or Half Empty?

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Is your glass half empty or half full?

Is your glass half empty or half full? This is a debate that makes me chuckle. We’re here trying to classify ourselves and each other as optimists or pessimists and is one better than the other? Really?

Someone I would know would, and they’re really missing the point…

Is your glass half empty or half full

Your Glass Is Refillable

The point is, the glass is refillable, so don’t worry if it’s half empty or half full. At any point in your life, you can drink some or fill it back up!

Sarah, a co-author from our new book Women Rising, pointed out to us in her Women Rising Live speech that it’s not about being half empty or half full, it’s about being thankful for the fact that you actually have a glass to fill up and drink from.

Your Glass- Is It Half Full or Half Empty?

There have been times in my life when I felt like everything and everyone was against us and that’s where my attention was…I focused on the glass that was almost empty and someone else kept drinking from it.

Your Glass Is Filled With Blessings

When I realized how much attention I was giving to outside factors impacting me I decided to start being grateful to all the blessings in my life and the good things that were happening to us and for us. It was hard at first, but now I see so many things as blessings!

different not less

My family – When I think of them and blessing of who they are my glass fills up just a little bit more!

How did I do it? I made it purposeful!

If you look at the appointments on my calendar you’ll see at 10am, 2pm and 6pm an alarm goes off that says “Empowering, Gratitude, Present.”  When it goes off, I take a moment to think about each of those words and the impact they have on my life.

Next time you think about your glass, be thankful you have one.

We have so many things to be grateful for in our lives if we just take a moment to stop and think.


As well as understanding a new mindest of being able to refill our glass; we shift our mindset to a life of a “new normal” with many mountains you might face. 

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"The choice was crystal clear in that hospital room. My husband and I looked at each other, and we both knew that we were going to redefine normal. We were going to love our little boy totally, and we were going to navigate through our child’s special needs to the very best of our ability. We were going to find joy in caring for our child, no matter the circumstances!" > Keep Reading...
Wendy Andersen Parent of Special Needs Speaker
Hi! I’m Wendy Andersen, a parent of a special needs child and my mission is to empower other special needs parents to live JOYFULLY while caring for your special needs child!

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