A friend of mine, Scott French, shared the following analogy. The author of this analogy is unknown. However, it’s a powerful one. After reading it, ask yourself, “What’s in my cup?”
What’s In Your Cup?
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
“Because someone bumped into me!”
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.
Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out.
Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It’s easy to fake it until you get rattled.
So, we must ask ourselves, “What’s in my cup?”
When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility?
Anger, bitterness, harsh words, and reactions?
Life provides the cup; you choose how to fill it.
Today, let’s work toward filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness, and love for others.
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