Words to SPARK your Heart-Song – Episode #188

March 11, 2024

What Spills Out

Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. I recently saw a writing that wasn’t attributed to anyone, and I found that it gave me something to think about. I’ll read it to you today and if you happen to know who wrote it, please post the author’s name in the comments. It’s more of an analogy than a story. I hope it inspires you.

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

Live the way you want to be remembered!

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