A good friend of mine sent me this modern-day proverb this morning. After reading it, I thought that the analogies were profound and well worth sharing. The original author is unknown. I have titled it “Lessons Learned from a Cup of Coffee.”
As a personal trainer and lifestyle coach, I have always focused on creating health & beauty from the inside out. My “Ageless Body, Ageless Beauty” program focuses on creating healthy cells & mindsets as a starting point to looking & feeling amazing, no matter what our age. The wisdom in this parable takes my science to a whole other level.
Lessons Learned from a Cup of Coffee
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? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.
Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. The point being, that whatever is inside the cup is what will spill out.
So, 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, it can be instructive to ask yourself, “What’s in my cup?” When life gets tough, what spills out? Is it joy, gratefulness, peace, and humility which appear? Or does anger, bitterness, harsh words, and negative reactions surface?
For success today, fill your cup with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness, and love for others, ahead of time. So, when life “bumps into you,” something good will come out of it.