Half full or Half Empty?
You’ve heard this reference probably many times in your life. They set a glass or cup on a table that is only partially filled with water and they ask your opinion “Is the glass half full or half empty?”. It’s a lesson on how to look at things in a positive way. If your perceive it as half empty, then they suggest that you feel like your life is lacking and should learn to look at it as half full, so instead of seeing your life as lacking, it is half full with room for more.
I suddenly thought about this today so I did a little research. A person can go 30 to 40 days without eating depending on their general health and age. They can go 3 to 5 days without water, again depending on their health and age. The average person can only survive 3 minutes without breathing before damage to the brain, heart and other organs begins, although some divers have been able to train themselves to hold their breath for a full 22 minutes.
Now let’s look at the glass again. We have to definitely have air and water to survive for any amount of time. I am looking at my glass a little differently now, for indeed it is all the way full. Half of it is water and the other half is air.
I just love it when I get these little bits of wisdom, these different ways of looking at things and I am most sure that they come from the Lord. He is always teaching us through our life experiences and every so often he throws in a little tidbit like this. My glass is definitely full to the brim and over flowing for it contains everything I need to have to survive.