I try and use tools and examples from various sites and books. I participate every day in writing in my son's I Like Book and keep up with the happenings of Captain Positive and Positively Kids. I build up my children's strengths and work with them on their weaknesses to try and prepare them for what they'll need to know as they get older and grow closer to going to school.
But sometimes I just want to say screw all of the positivity. Why can't I just stick with 'sometimes the world sucks' and go from there? Maybe I'll get there. When the kids are older and understand that the world can suck. But for now, when my kids are young, I want to try my best to create that childhood bliss for as long as possible.
When they start school, start talking with their peers, and receive more influence from the outside world I'm sure I'll have more than enough opportunity to talk with them about the hardships of the world and why sometimes the glass is half empty.
Being able to keep a positive attitude and show a happy persona can sometimes take a lot of energy. Sometimes it doesn't just come naturally. I have to work at it, push down the depression, anger, negativity, and put a smile on my face. Because I am afraid that if I let it up it will consume me. And that just isn't good for anyone. Especially my kids.
So for now the glass is simply half empty and half full at the same time. There's good and positivity in the world and then the world sucks. Sometimes people just need to be real. And sometimes people need to slap a smile on their face and go on.
So what do you think?
Is the proverbial glass half empty or half full?