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The Quintessential Question: Half Full or Half Empty?

Last week, we shared some interpretations of deep Gratitude, and the joy that emanates.

On the opposite side of the coinage, being grateful should not mean that Life is without Adversity and Trials.  Yet, how we perceive things can determine our predisposition to happiness and/or purpose.

Below are some Quotes and Perspectives about Gratitude and Positivity, albeit a “Half Full” slant to kick off the discussion.

What do you think?

As always, thank you for reading and/or sharing!

Quotes and Perspectives

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”  Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden.

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus.

“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Image credit: Dave Dugdale

Quotable Quotes

“Joy is found in simple things.” Anon.

“There is no substitute for hard work.” Thomas Edison.

“Peace comes from within.” Buddha.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch

“Rare is the union of beauty and purity.”Juvenal.

“It is our choices that show who we truly are.  Far more than our abilities.”
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter.

photo credit: Les Haines