Do you see a glass half full or a glass half empty?
Who leads a happier life? Glass half full people or glass half empty people? You decide.
As I see it, my mother’s glass was 9/10th empty or 1/10 full. She bore 10 children. Three died before they could even talk and walk. Then WWII started in December, 1941, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Her husband, who was a Christian minister in Korea under Japan’s control, was taken to prison because he refused to worship their god. Her 15 year old son volunteered to join the Japanese military in the hope of his father released from the prison. He left home as a vivrant young boy, and after the war he returned home as an 18 year old, injured old man. He died from his injury shortly after his return.
In 1950 the Korean War started. North Korean Communists entered Seoul within days, and during that time they took her husband away. He never returned. Mother lost another son during the war.
Through those ordeals Mother led us onward. Her two remaining sons received Ph.D.s. in America. Her two remaining daughters received college education. Through her total faith in God and through her total dedication to serve her children and others, she led a full life to age 92, even though life left her with the glass 1/10th full.
My mother has been my hero since my childhood, and I have tried to follow her example: to move onward and forward looking at the filled-side of the glass even though the glass was almost empty in some parts of my journey through life.