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February 19, 2020

What's In Your Cup?

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I wanted to share a metaphor that my mom sent to me.
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!!!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. 

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you, whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.

So we have to 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. 

Now, let me ask you this. What do you fill your cup with? In my opinion, it’s the choices you make every single day that mold into each other to create your reality. If you want positivity, you need to fill your cup with gratitude, joy, authentic connection, and humility. In order to acquire those things you need to intentionally expose yourself to them through affirmations, relationships, and experiences. You’d be surprised how nice a warm cup filled with all the right goodies in it would feel. It’s in your power to fill your cup.

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