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Half full or half empty? The inspiration of Steve Harvey


Is this glass half-full or half-empty?

Is this glass half-full or half-empty?

When I got out of the shower this morning, Steve Harvey was on the radio. For those of you who listen to 107.5 FM (WBLS) on weekdays, the Steve Harvey Morning Show comes on daily, from 6 to 10 am.   

He starts each show by giving thanks and praise to the Most High, and then goes on to show people how faith in the Most High is the foremost strategy for success. From there, he transitions to inspiration and words of wisdom.

This morning, he talked about how one’s perspective and outlook on life really shapes one’s destiny.  To illustrate this point, he used the example of a cup filled half-way and asked how many of us see the cup (of life) as half full (versus half empty).

For me, a hopeless optimist, the glass is always half full and waiting to be filled to the brim. Regardless of how difficult things, may seem, I try to focus on the positive.  

Anyone who knows me knows that I maintain a happy and cheerful disposition (which belies the cracked and rotting facade underneath, but that’s another story).

When things get tough, I don’t lament my situation, my mind is always coming up with ways of dealing with the adversity with which I may be faced (aka scheming).

There are those, however (and you know who you are), who are hopeless pessimists. The world is against them, and nothing ever goes right. These folks see the cup as half empty.

Whether we accept it or not, perception is often our reality.  So if you see things as positive, even in the bleakest of situations, they are positive.  If you see things negatively, even on the best of days, they are negative.

Back to Steve Harvey. What caught my attention this morning, was the fact that every morning he starts off with inspiration.

No matter what’s happening in the world, his life or on the show, he never fails to give God props, and spread an inspirational message to his millions of listeners.  He’s trying to fill up folks’ cups.

Not for nothing, I had an extra spring in my step this morning. It’s a shitty rainy day here in NJ/NY, so it was no small feat to get me all pepped up – I was literally singing in the rain.

So I’m taking a page from the Steve Harvey playbook. For everyone within the range of my blog, HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Remember, your cup is half full, and soon runneth over.


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By Denene Millner

The actual original front cover, before 'editing.'

The original front cover, before 'editing.' Kinda looks nice, dontcha think?

So my girl Denene Millner, world famous author, blogger, mom and all-around peeps (I’ve written about her in the past), recently released another book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment, which she wrote with Steve Harvey.  Now anyone who knows Denene, knows that virtually everything in that book sounds like Denene, but we’re gonna let Steve Harvey get that one (wink, wink).

The 'after' cover that went to print.  What a shame.

The 'after' cover that went to print. What a shame.


Denene is clearly on the come-uppance (as she has always been since I’ve known her), but the intensity of her star shines a tad brighter, when a book she pens ends up number one on the New York Times Best Seller List.  Now I’m not saying that I know people….I don’t mean to brag…but Denene and I ARE rather close…so I guess you can say, I know people.

But seriously, all props to my girl Denene on another successful book!  

Denene, I know all of five people read my blog, so I aint trippin’ about putting up this little ditty, but you know I got you!  

Just so you know I know.  (c:,’

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