Something about optimistic people drives me crazy - these ‘the glass is half full’ people make me want to yell. I know this is politically incorrect. Everyone is supposed to be all happy, happy, joy, joy. But me – see I am a realist. I may be considered slightly pessimistic – but I am on point more than these happy, happy people. They tell you the glass is half full. I would rather say that the glass is half-empty because I want to be prepared to still be thirsty after I drink it. That way I won’t be disappointed after it’s gone.
But do they care, that you are still thirsty? I would scream an emphatic, NO. Are they going to be there to hand you another glass? I am not even going to answer that. You see, put another way: these optimistic people are misleading – to you and to themselves. They are so concerned with painting a pretty picture; they paint over the details – the critical details.
Do you know what I hate the most? I hate when they try to use God as reason for their optimism. God does not promise me a half-full glass. When He gives me something – He expects me to be a good steward(ess). How can I properly manage things if I am not real with what they are?
So they next time someone hands you a glass that is filled half way – pour it on their face and tell them… (I don’t know - something optimistic).