Filling My Glass

Ah, the incessant question:

Is my glass half empty

or half full?

But the real question, I think,

is Who’s filling it?

(or emptying it)

Therefore, I choose to see my glass

(if it’s really even mine)

as neither half empty nor half full,

but as hopefull

No, wait—

back behind that, I think,

is the fact that, in order for my glass

to be any kind of full, I must be


And wait—

still further back than that is the fact

that there’s even a glass at all

Which, when I think about it, is


Which leads me, of course, to being


And so, I think, it all comes down to this:

If I’m being truthfull

about wanting my glass to be truly full

I must empty it of myself

and make room

for the One who made it


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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31 Responses to Filling My Glass

  1. Amen. Wow! This is wonderfull! Well done!

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  2. anitashope says:

    Nice. Great process

    Liked by 2 people

  3. smzang says:

    two thumbs up

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  4. trE says:

    This is such a great message for today!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. I love your thought process. 😊

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  6. fipwmum says:

    Great way to express it

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Bill Sweeney says:

    Really good, Mitch.

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  8. Dani Ta says:

    Well done, Mitch.

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  9. profsloan says:

    Mitch, thank you for this post. It resonates with the psalmist’s sentiment:
    You make known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand (Psalm 16:11)

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  10. Francina says:

    Interesting train of thought , Mitch.

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  11. Very nice… was expecting an April Fool’s joke today… you know with your sense of humor!

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  12. That was beautifull ❤

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  13. revruss1220 says:

    Yes! You nailed it yet again.

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  14. Loved this Mitch! Great post!

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  15. lynnabbott says:

    Excellent insight, Mitch! And a great perspective for all of us to adopt! Thank you! 🙂

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  16. knabbler says:

    Ah, a lovely reminder.

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  17. The condition of the glass is not important. Would not the question be where is that which made the glass appear to be full?

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