How Full Is Your Cup?
July 21, 2020
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This Is What Happened When My Cup Was Bone Dry:
As parents we take care of so many others, including, children, spouse, parents, co-workers, friends, etc. But who is missing from this long list? OURSELVES!
For years I felt depleted. I gave and gave until I had no more to give. And then I gave some more. I was exhausted, going through the motions every day checking off all the things I needed to do for everyone….Turn in the project at work, do the grocery shopping, cooking, laundry, help with homework, run the girls to extra-curriculars, feed the dog, and on and on.
Then one day, as I was trying to get dinner ready, prod my daughter to finish her homework, let the dog out to go to the bathroom, move the laundry around, etc., my other daughter or husband came up and asked me a question or to help them with something.
I totally exploded! “I AM JUST ONE PERSON!” I screamed.
You could hear a pin drop. I had hit my breaking point.
It wasn’t until many years later that I heard the saying that you can’t serve from an empty cup. My cup back then was bone dry!
So, I am here to help you learn from my experiences. Notice I don’t call them mistakes. They are experiences that helped me grow and learn. It is my desire to share this one with you so you can learn without having to go through it yourself.
You have to fill your cup! How? Well, that depends on what you like to do. And don’t say, spending time with your kids or family. Besides that, what fills you up? Perhaps it is a quiet hour to yourself to read a book. Maybe it is a night out with friends or having coffee or wine with a friend at the end of a long day. Or it just might be a bubble bath. Whatever it is, make sure to put it in your life to fill up your cup.
How full? Until it is overflowing. Then serve others from the saucer! You will be more loving, caring, and patient when dealing with life and all the demands on you when you make sure your cup is full. Those who love you will understand this importance and will learn to give you the time and space to fill your cup because you will be so much happier and fun to be around when it is full.
So how do you plan to fill your cup?
Sending You Much Love & Laughter
Amy & Sittah
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