Analogous analogies…

The sun sets on another day…

I read a lot, I like leanring and pulling ideas froma  variety of people. Today I read the analogy that is as follows:

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!"
*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?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
You choose!
Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation for ourselves; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.

I like this analogy because it applies to so many things. The basic is before you blame anyone, look in the mirror. Before you start talking about someone, think about how you affect others. Before you get angry, realize why. There are so many ways to look at it.

I laugh sometimes because people don’t see past themselves. I know quite a few people whose cup is full or bitterness, deceit, and a lots and lots of negativity. They often don’t even know what they feel, and in the process of trying to spill on others only spill on themselves.¬†

I also know a lot of people full of life, and happiness, and excitement. Those people make the world amazing and make you feel better just by your being around them. It is in those moments that we find that the world can be a better place. It is always good to be around when they are around.

So as the sun sets on another day, what is in your cup? Are you the positive person driving the crowd? Or are you the negatyve person who drives the crowd down? Consider who you are and make the best life can offer you each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day…

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