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“Negative Nellies” are always half empty

by Minden Press-Herald

Do you see the glass as “half full” or “half empty?” I am the kind of person that tries to see the best in everything.  

I didn’t always see things in a positive light, but I learned through the years that my choice on how I see things makes a big difference on the outcome of many things. Sometimes situations don’t always turn out the way we think they should, but, it is how you look at the situation that counts.

I don’t like drama. That is why I stick to myself most of the time. I know life is tough and some people get a lot thrown at them.  That being said, I have seen some people who are always going to have a smile on their face, no matter what is thrown at them . You never know when they are having a bad day.  

On the other hand, there are some who let you know when they get a hangnail.  

Life is short. How you handle what is thrown at you can make it a long and miserable life, or a fun one. Not all people or situations are good for us,but we must stop and think how we can make it good.

Maybe God put you in your situation in order to help a certain person out, or for you to be the light in a dark place.  

I believe if you always see the glass as half empty, it may affect those around you. “Negative Nellies” are not wanted in most places. People have enough going on in their own life. They don’t need to listen to complaints all the time.

This is my thought about it all. We are here to make this world a better place and tell people about Jesus, giving them the opportunity to spend eternity in Heaven. If you have the love of God in your heart ,there is no way you can see the glass as half empty.  

We all go through situation in this life. However, it is how we handle those things that make the difference.  

I use to be a “hot head” and not handle things in a good way. I am learning to listen to those above me or even right along side me. You may just learn something from them.  

I am learning that not everyone does everything the same way. It doesn’t make them wrong, it just makes their way different. If you go into a situation with an open mind, you may learn something you didn’t know. But, take it and run with it.

Finally, let’s try to see the good in all things.

If you have issues with a person, go talk to them no more back stabbing. 

We should help people see the good in every situation.  Life is more fun when you are having fun living it. 

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Monkey Bread

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Monkey Bread combines all your breakfast favorites in one delicious pull-apart bread recipe!


*Ingredients listed are for a 6 cup bundt pan. If you are using a 12 cup pan double the ingredients.

1 16 oz. can refrigerated biscuits

4 Tbsp. salted butter melted

6 large eggs scrambled

1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

2 Tbsp. fresh chives

For sauce:

1/4 c. low fat mayo

1/4 c. sour cream

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook bacon and eggs; set aside.

Remove biscuits from package and cut into sixths.

Place biscuit pieces in a gallon size ziplock bag and toss with 4 Tbsp. melted butter.

Add scrambled eggs, bacon, shredded cheese, and fresh chives to the bag and shake to distribute.

Pour mixture into a greased 6 cup bundt pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

While bread is baking, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat, stirring, over medium heat until smooth.

Cool in pan 5-10 minutes, then use a knife or spatula to loosen edges.

Invert bread onto a plate and drizzle with sauce before serving.

Tina Specht is co-publisher of the Minden Press-Herald. She shares her thoughts and recipes each Thursday.

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