A Little Story About Coffee, Sort Of: Motivational Monday

What better way to start a Monday morning than with some coffee? Yesterday, a friend shared something that I thought was pretty great. It started with coffee, but turned ended up being about much more. 
Say what you will about social media, but over the years I have read some of the most timely posts. I've been really struggling over the last couple of weeks and I know there have been (at least) a few times when I wasn't the most pleasant person in the world.
The post really touched my heart while reminding me how important it is to stay full of joy, peace, and gratefulness.  
I hope you enjoy it too! 

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? 
"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"

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 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 choose! 

Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.

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