A well-known proverb states that an optimistic would say a glass is half full, while a pessimist would say it is half empty. What would people of different professions and walks of life say?
The Banker would say that the glass has just under 50% of its net worth in liquid assets.
The Government would say that the glass is fuller than if the opposition party were in power.
The Opposition would say that it is irrelevant because the present administration has changed the way such volume statistics are collected.
The Economist would say that, in real terms, the glass is 25% fuller than at the same time last year.
The Philosopher would say that, if the glass was in the forest and no one was there to see it, would it be half anything?
The Psychiatrist would ask, “What did your mother say about the glass?”
The Physicist would say that the volume of this cylinder is divided into two equal parts; one a colorless, odorless liquid, the other a colorless, odorless gas. Thus the cylinder is neither full nor empty. Rather, each half of the cylinder is full, one with a gas, one with a liquid. *
Whether a glass is half empty or half full, there’s nothing like crystal clear water to satisfy our thirst; and I (Dawn) am so thankful that God blessed our planet with rivers, lakes, oceans … beautiful bodies of water that serve so many purposes in our lives.
As Pam posted photos to Facebook recently of her time in beautiful, exhilarating Alaska ~ especially the gorgeous scenes where she had her quiet time with God (I love this one of her reading LOL with God), I couldn’t help but think of the three years I lived in Iceland during high school ~ a place that is, in at least one way, much like Alaska. It gets cold!
Iceland’s official first day of summer is at the end of April, even though Icelanders won’t see higher temperatures until June or even July. My favorite time of year there was summer, when the sun was visible for almost 24 hours of each day. I remember playing softball outside at 3:00 am! If I were there now, I’d be covering my bedroom windows with aluminum foil so I could sleep in the “Land of the Midnight Sun.”
It is a “land of frost and fire” with volcanoes, hot springs, and active geysers alongside glaciers, making this country one of the most unusual in the Atlantic. One of the most beautiful natural features of Iceland is its waterfalls. They are among Europe’s most powerful, magnificent falls.
My favorite waterfall ~ though not the most beautiful or the tallest ~ was the chilly Öxarárfoss near the Almannagjá rift valley, where the Vikings met for their parliament meetings at Þingvellir (pronounced Thing-vet-lur). We placed six-packs of Continue reading