Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Oh, I know what a cliché this is –  but clichés do remind us of what we so easily forget – so here goes…….

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We do not lose enthusiasm because we are getting older. We begin to age through loss of enthusiasm. One can be a victim of age or its master. Psychiatrist Eric Berne, author of Games People Play, put it this way: “A healthy person goes, ‘Yes,’ ‘No,’ and Whoopee!’ An unhealthy person goes, ‘Yes but,’ ‘No but,’ and ‘No whoopee.'”

Because the word whoopee, or wow as we say today, is the most important of the three, you must never lose your curiosity, your ability to be surprised, your wish to learn our desire to be a part of what goes on around you, and your capacity to recognize when something deserves a wow!

Recognizing that something is wow! will stop you from feeling old. It will stop you from thinking that something is not for you anymore – because it is. Staying in touch with current events through television, newspapers, theater, lectures, and movies (just to name a few) keeps you aware of the world you live in.

Stay current to Stay Young

Unfortunately, nobody comes knocking at our door pulling us out of our comfortable recliner or sofa to take us to the movies. But movies are an exciting, easy way to stay in touch. I say easy because it is an activity easily done alone.

“What, you go alone to the movies?” some of my friends ask

“Yes, why not? We don’t talk anyway, do we?”

It might help that I am a movie buff, but having said that, I also go the movies to see what it going on in the world. Movies reflect the time we live in; they always have. Often a movie is not my taste, but I feel that I must find out why it is so popular that it takes in over $100,000 in ticket sales during the first weekend.

Even if I don’t like the movie, once I’ve seen it, at least I know where the world is coming from.

(excerpt from my book – Living Longer Living Well)

Never Forget – A Smile Changes Everything!

Brigitte

2 thoughts on “Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

  1. Hi Brigitte – I read your book, Living Longer, Living Well and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also have Dress to Impress which I’m reading now. I enjoy your newsletters but this one particularly hit home to me since I am also a movie buff. In fact I lead a small movie group with about 20 active members. I often see films by myself. And, like you, I sometimes see movies that may not appeal to me but have received rave reviews, however, I find myself doing less of that because if it didn’t appeal in the first place, the reviews don’t usually change my initial feelings after seeing it. I agree with you on every point, most especially you can’t sit home waiting for someone to ring your doorbell. You need to be creative and find things/classes
    you want to try. That being said, there are days I don’t want to get out there, but when I get in the car I go, go, go with a smile on my face! Keep those thoughts coming!
    Janice

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