Imagine you are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
If it was 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, I’ve done it myself, until you get rattled and then you lose that filter and that self-control.
So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?"
When life gets tough, what spills over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
You get to choose!
Each and every day, let's fill our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others. We NEED more of that, our families, partnerships, and communities need more of that.
Then let yourself get jostled, and bumped, and tipped, and watch how you change the world!