LIFE

what to do with a half-empty glass

Last  year I drove by what I thought was a big thrift store. I didn’t get a chance to stop but last week I found myself on that street again and decided to check it out.

When I walked in, I almost turned around and walked out because it was all new merchandise and I wanted to do some “junkin”, if you know what I mean. But I decided to look around anyway. As it turned out, it was lots of fun and it was huge.

It was a cross between an old time general store, a junk store, a scrapbooking store, a recycling store (lots of leftover paint, doors, etc.) and a party store. Party referring to paper plates, napkins, garlands, etc.

Did I say it was BIG?

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IMG_1846Anyway, as I was starting to leave, I spotted this sign and loved the saying. (And remember, I don’t like a lot of these sayings that circulate everywhere. But this one I liked.)

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And now we come to the point of this post.

I am an optimist. Totally. But I’m also unrealistic now and then and expect more from myself and others than I should.

This sign reminded me that I expect too much sometimes. There is nothing wrong with lowering our expectations, especially where relationships are concerned.

People are amazingly consistent. When we realize this, we can sit back and enjoy life so much more because we won’t constantly be disappointed.

If people can’t give us what we need, perhaps it’s because they are incapable of it or because they don’t know what we need. And it could well be they’re having a hard time meeting their own needs.

We can’t expect other people to make us happy or meet all our needs. Most of the time they don’t know what we need anyway.

Think about getting that smaller glass. You don’t have to use it all the time, but sometimes take it out and drink from it.

God bless and I hope you have  a good day.