If you have eeyeore’itis
And feel a little blue
Then pal up with an optimist
With half filled glass in view
Cos then when they insist that you
Just smile and be happy
You can take that glass of water
And tip it over them with glee!
Please don’t take this too seriously (!) written as an optimist who’s glass is always half full but aware that others equally see the value in having a glass half empty for one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and visa versa. It is, however, true that the answer to cheering someone up isn’t always in a simple prescription of ‘be happy’ but more so understanding, compassion and care.