It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, September 04, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 4, Book 17

Reflections on Labor Day

You have to fill your cup. You then give away the overflowing, but you keep a cupful for yourself. 

Wynonna Judd

Imagine the amount of time in a single day as water in a large jar. Every day you use this water to fill a certain number of cups, each cup representing something you devote your day to. Some of the cups are large and some are small. Which cups do you fill first, which ones do you fill last? Which cups cannot be filled at all because there is no water left in the jar?

Taking care of yourself = keeping your cup full.  If you don’t do things to keep your cup full, you have nothing left to give or share with others.

Knowing the more I do for myself, the more I can do for others.  It’s one of Nature’s laws.

It’s called taking time out because that’s exactly what you have to do: you have to take your time.

Truth is, I would rather live in a world of happy people expressing their passions and helping others in the process than a bunch of tired, resentful people blaming everyone and everything for their life situation.

Brewing resentment is a tea that will poison everyone who drinks it.

Fill your cup and your life with love, for what you put in will certainly come back to you. 


betty said...

That is a good analogy about filling up our cups of water during our days. We definitely need to make sure our cup of taking care of ourselves does not run empty.


Chatty Crone said...

I think it is similar to Jesus saying love ourselves as awe love others. It is hard to love others if we don't come from a place of love.

Mevely317 said...

I notice how flight attendants always instruct passengers (in the event of emergency) to put on their face masks first -- before tending to the little ones. At first blush, that almost goes against every maternal instinct ..... but if we don't take care of ourselves, we're sure not going to be in any position help others.

jack69 said...

WOW, this hit like a ton of lead, right on:
Brewing resentment is a tea that will poison everyone who drinks it.

There is a lot of wisdom in that statement. Good one.

Buttercup said...

Working hard not to brew resentment. It seems to be served everywhere, but I am trying to learn to say no thank you and walk away. Have a great week!


There seems to be alot of people out there that harbor resentment. It's a sad thing indeed. "Brewing resentment is a tea that will poison everyone who drinks it."