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- Posted 2020-11-03 11:01:59


Do you find yourself losing your temper more easily or becoming less forgiving of others? Are you often critical of the way people are choosing to handle the restrictions…maybe you feel some are too lax while others are bordering on paranoia? We need to prepare ourselves for the long winter that lies ahead. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy the following analogy that I found on Facebook.

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.

Now, more than ever, let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.

Eight months into the pandemic and we’re all suffering from a little “covid-fatigue”. Social distancing, limited gatherings and constant media statistics can get to all of us. But…please…be patient! Be vigilant!

Stay safe. Let’s all work together to flatten the curve before Christmas!

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