What's In Your Cup?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

I recently discovered an amazing Facebook groups for Boss Babes in Colorado. Since being accepted to the group, I have found some amazing inspiration shared among the group. I came across a post, that sounds like it has been circulating throughout Facebook, and it really resonated with me.
This has been copied from a member of The Denver Boss Babe Collective: 
"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; and kindness, gentleness and love for others."

I have had a sort of mental block recently. With the holidays, family drama, and living in a small space in the in-law's basement, I have been bumped and had what is in my metaphorical cup spill out. I have let negatives affect my mind and it has resulted in heightened anxiety. I have been able to push all of the negativity to the bottom of my cup...until recently. I got rattled and the negativity gravitated to the top and spilled over. - A completely unfair consequence for my husband - I couldn't seem to figure out what has caused me to be a person that I don't recognize. A person with a ridiculous amount of negative energy, irrationally reacting to every little thing that could possibly come up. It wasn't until I read this post that I realized what happened to the normal, happy, positive, grateful person that I typically am.
It was like Facebook had to come b*tch slap me and say WAKE UP!
I have discussed how negativity is an epidemic...and guess what...I caught that virus. Rather than filling my cup with love, gratefulness, and peace, I allowed it to flow over with negativity.
After getting b*tch slapped, I realized that the monster I didn't recognize was my fault. I came to realize that in order to avoid a bad cup of coffee, I have to surround myself with positive, uplifting people. I have to soak up the beauty that surrounds me and shut the damn door on all of the ugly incoming negativity.

I hope this little Facebook tidbit helped you as much as it did me...sometimes we just need a good wake up call! Let me know what you think in the comments!

 Love Always, 
                        Kaitlyn B

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