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"Here’s a great analogy I’ll never forget.

You are holding a cup of coffee and someone comes along and shoves you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee?

“Well because someone shook me, of course!” Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because coffee was in the cup. If tea had been in it, you would have spilled tea. Whatever was inside the cup is what will come out.

Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen most definitely) what is inside of you will come out of you then. 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 actions?

What's in your cup?





Written by Dakota Lee Osborn (