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ISBN: 9781573242936
Book (Hardcover)
Conari Press
7 x 8
128 pages
Full-color photographs
September 1, 2006

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Half Full

Meditations on Hope, Optimism and the Things That Matter

Written by Mina Parker and Daniel Talbott

Half Full is an invitation to take a pause. To sit still for a minute, put your feet up, and drink in the words and pictures that can replenish your soul and help you to recognize your many blessings.

With 42 photographs of everyday objects looked at from different angles, plus quirky, original meditations about looking on the lighter side. These mini essays are based on quotations from wise teachers throughout history such as Helen Keller, Dolly Parton, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Emily Dickinson, Katharine Hepburn, and the author’s great-grandmother. And each and every one includes a tidbit of food for thought, a piece of advice, or something to do, such as “Look for an opportunity in a difficulty that’s been dogging you.”

Isn’t it time to give up that half-empty glass?

From the introduction:

Keeping ourselves optimistic isn’t really all that much work. And when we’re feeling optimistic it’s a good time to stop and smell the roses, to savor, to celebrate the glass half full.