Do unto others

Do unto others...The Golden Rule.  We all know it, but do we follow it?  I know that there are times when I don’t.  I’ve cut people off on the freeway, then cursed the guy who cut me off 5 miles down the same stretch of road.  The double standard of life seems to be growing in our society, especially with the way the market is treating us.

So, today’s challenge is to actually follow the Golden Rule.  I know there are snarky people out there who want to say “I WANT people to be rude to me, so I can be rude back.”  WRONG.  People may say that, but it’s not true.

Remember that you CAN NOT change the way people think or act.  They must do that themselves.  Also remember that the person who cuts you off on the freeway (may be me!) or the person who is rude to you at the coffee stand may just have bigger things on their mind.  Maybe THEY need to examine their glass a bit, huh?  You just don’t know what’s going on, so don’t assume that you do.

I’ll tell you one thing, it never hurts to smile at someone.  You never know how it might affect them.  More times than not, they may just pass you by.  However, you can’t deny the fact that if you smiled at a stranger today….and they smiled back, that you wouldn’t feel a little better yourself.

Happiness begets happiness!  Spread the love, everyone!  Even if you don’t feel like you have any love or smiles to spread, try anyway.  You may be surprised to see how it affects you.

I write these things and I smile to myself.  I smile because I think, hey maybe this post is making someone smile.  Maybe a chuckle or too.  Maybe a full-out guffaw!  Well, okay, no guffaws, I haven’t even broken out my knock knock joke material yet….just you wait!  Anyway, my point is, I hope I’m making a difference with these posts, and I believe that I am.  That makes me smile.  Examining my own glass, if I can help others (perhaps you) then I am being successful, which makes me happy and leads me to where I want to go.

See how easy that is???

Knock, knock…

Be true to yourself

Self ConfidenceYeah, you are awesome!  Just remember that.  If nothing else prevails today, know that you are in the best position to make yourself the best person you can be.  Today, take a look at those around you.  Don’t compare, just take a look and ask yourself, “Do they have self-confidence?” and then ask yourself, “Do I want to be like them?”

The answer of the first should dictate the answer to the second.  But then again, you don’t want to be someone else, you want to be you.  The best YOU possible.  That all starts with what’s inside.  It really counts, that stuff inside.  No no no, not the cream filling.  Though that is delicious and satisfying…I’m talking about the essence of you.

Having trouble finding it?  Think back to when you were a child.  What made you the happiest?

WARNING: here’s where we get deep and meaningful!!

So, say for instance, swinging on the swings made you the happiest.  Then maybe the essence of you is the part that reaches for the sky.  Always wanted to go higher and higher.  If that’s so, then tap back into that inner swing swinger and see where in your life you can make changes to reach higher….then REACH!

Or, say that playing board games or doing puzzles or reading made you happiest.  Then maybe the essence of you is to keep a close circle of confidants.  Family, friends, whatever.  Maybe that part of your life has gone missing.  If so, reach out to old friends.  Reach out to family.  Try to make the connection again.  It might not happen overnight, but the effort is what will make miracles happen.

Whatever it is, if something is missing, then the first step is to figure out what that is.  Bring it back, little by little.  A happy you is a productive you.  Remember, you are AWESOME….even if that awesome part is hidden, it’s there.  Today, I challenge you to go find it!

Examine the glass, my friends, and you will see that a small change today can make tomorrow brighter!

Welcome to Examine the Glass!

Examine the Glass!

Is your glass half empty or half full?  If you said “half empty,” then maybe it’s time to Examine your Glass!

The logic is simple, the execution a bit more daunting.  If your glass is half empty, get a smaller glass.  Changing your perspective on life, just a little bit, will allow you to get out of that “funk” you are in.

Take a look around the site.  Find out more about The Glass.  Maybe it will help you.

I hope to provide humor and insight with each post.  They will be categorized by the section of “The Glass” that they pertain to.  Daily posts, weekly posts, we’ll see.  Please feel free to comment, as all PG-rated comments are approved! 🙂

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