When I was younger, I never really understood what it meant to be a “glass is half-empty” versus a “glass is half-full” type of person. Was one better than the other? Which one were we supposed to be? Through my life, things have happened that have helped me learn the difference between the two.
In February of 2008, I was invited to a black tie affair by a good friend of mine for the hospital where he is the Chief of Staff. I had gone to this event with him many times and always had a good time. I went out and bought a tux, had it tailored, got my shoes, and was all set to go. That night, just before I started to get ready, I told Sharon that I didn’t really feel like going.