It’s Friday! I hope you had a great week and you are looking forward to a beautiful Fall weekend. This past week, an HR colleague shared a thought provoking story with me that I am sharing with you below. It will definitely make you stop and think……
“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 is 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 out? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or do reactions of anger, bitterness, or harsh words come out? You choose!”
Today let's work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness and love for others.
Every day we make choices about how we act and react to the circumstances of our day. How do you want to show up? How do you want people to experience you?
I know it can be hard not to “react in the moment without thinking”. Challenge yourself to do it differently. When life is coming at you full speed ahead, pause, take a breath and work on being flexible, embracing change, and staying positive.
Enjoy your weekend and take care 😊