Thought of the week – 27th February 2023 (2)

“`I found this analogy interesting:☕

I am holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into me or shakes my arm, making me spill my coffee everywhere.

Why did I spill the coffee?

“Well because someone bumped into me, of course!”

Wrong answer!

I spilled the coffee because there was coffee in my cup. Had there been tea in the cup, I would have spilled tea.

Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes me (which WILL happen), whatever is inside me will come out. It’s easy to fake it, until I 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?

I choose!

Let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation for ourselves; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.“`

( contributed by Mr BalaSunder)