Monday, November 18, 2019

"my cup runneth over..."

"and sometimes
I whisper
what Im thinking of,

my cup runneth over
with love..."

I love this sweet performance of Ed Ames' "My Cup Runneth Over," by Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet - from when I was a girl. It reminds me of an analogy that has been circulating on social media for the past three years. It is one that has had a significant impact on 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.

Whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you -- which WILL happen -- whatever you are carrying inside of 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.

Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others."
I am so grateful for friends who continue to regularly post this analogy on Facebook. It always encourages me to check what I am carrying around in my heart.

I will leave this here without comment, and let it speak for itself.

offered with Love...


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