How are you filling your Cup?
Just came back from a quick weekend trip (Miami to Dallas) to spend a milestone birthday with one of my very best friends.
Was it a stretch to take the kids right after they left school on Friday to then return Sunday late at night and have them up bright, early (and sleepy) this morning for school? Yes.
Was it a splurge to fly the entire family for it? Yes.
Could I have found a MILLION excuses to logically justify to my friend that we weren't going to be able to make it? OH YES!
So, I am glad that my internal "Saboteur" didn't win this one. It didn't win because I have committed to calling it out every time I see it looming over anything I want to do that involves a bit of courage and spontaneity. By practicing mindfulness, I have developed the ability to sense when it is ready to strike, ready to convince me of why I shouldn't do what my soul wants me to. Sorry Mr. but you have no voice in here, the only voice I am following is my inner one because that's the one that truly knows what I need to fill my cup with.
Today my cup is FULL, and not just with the hot delicious coffee I sip as I write these lines.
My heart is beaming from the memories made, the love felt and the incredibly fulfilling experience lived.
“I ask, ‘Is the cup half-empty or half-full?’ And when I ask that question, I am amazed at how many people have no cup.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough