You’re holding a cup of coffee when someone bumps into you, causing your hot beverage to spill everywhere.
If someone asked you why you spilt the coffee, you may answer with, “Well, because someone bumped into me of course!”
Wrong answer. You spilled it because coffee was in the cup; if tea had been in it, you would have spilled that instead.
Whatever is inside is what will come out. Every time life comes along and bumps into you, there is a release. It’s easy to hold things in until you receive a jolt.
So what’s really in your cup?
When times get difficult, what spills? Happiness, humility, gratefulness and peace? Or frustration, anger, bitterness, harsh words and negative reactions?
Wouldn’t it be better to have in your cup happiness, humility, gratefulness, positive affirmation towards yourself and others, kindness, gentleness, and love?