To Become A Glass Half-Full Person

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Dec 3, 2019 22:24 phrases hula
Yesterday, I went to a year-end lunch party of our fortnightly more intense hula class.

Our instructor and nine students, including me, enjoyed talking about various topics, such as our hula dance lesson and the latest recital, health, and travels while eating delicious food at an Italian restaurant.

One of the women who is my favorite said that I am someone who can quickly recover from a gloomy mood.

”Really?! Well, kind of.” I said.

Even if I were crying in my heart, I would keep a smile.

I wonder how you would translate the Japanese expression "顔で笑って、心で泣いて" in English.

Keep smile and cry in your heart. 

(It doesn't sound a good quote, is it?)

I'd like to keep a smile even if I were crying in my heart.

These ideas reminded me of Shuzo Matsuoka who is a retired professional tennis player.

As most Japanese people might know, he is someone who has super positive thinking.

Recently, I heard that his daily tear-off calendars / daily rip-off a page calendars have been popular because because his everyday quotes are humorous as well as inspirational.

Believe it or not, I’m a glass half-empty kind of person, and I always want to become a glass half-full person just like him, so I'm thinking to buy his calendar 2020.

Are you a glass half-full kind of person or a glass half-empty kind of person?






Keep smile and cry in your heart. 

I'd like to keep a smile even if I were crying in my heart.