I awoke to a beautiful sunrise, a peaceful Easter (Orthodox) morn, and a trick question from The Daily Prompt, who asked quite simply, “Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

The trick to the question of course is that, by their very nature, glasses are always 100% brim-full. No halvsies about it. You see, no matter how much fluid you have (or don’t) within a given glass, the remainder of its space is immediately taken up by air. Make sense?

of COURSE he went with the full glass image...

So the question really isn’t one of “half-full or empty” but rather, ” just what will I fill my glass with today?” Will I place only a dribble of my interest within, and let life simply fill up the rest, or will I fill it as much as possible, leaving little-to no room for outside forces to take up my space and time instead? In addition to that, will I fill it with fun, juicy and delicious? Or bitter, thick and detestable?

The choice is mine. And yours. But know that whether you believe it to be your empty or your full that is half, the glass will be filled regardless.

I would like to tell you that I’ve known and understood this for a while now, but in all honesty, it really just dawned on me when I read the trick question today.

What can I say, I’m a slow learner, OK?


There. Short and Sunday sweet. Happy Easter to all my Orthodox friends, and Happy Sunday to all of rest of you. I hope you chose to fill your glass with goodness today!