Filled with

This is a quick read, but hopefully, it’s pretty impactful. While the message may not be new, it’s just my realization of it that I wish to record here. In the process, I hope to motivate some souls to enquire what their life is filled with.

We often hear the phrase, “You cannot pour from an empty cup,” emphasizing the importance of self-care. Before delving into the core message of this post, let me revisit a thought-provoking message that inspired this discussion.

The message that started this post

 “You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.

Why did you spill the coffee?

“Because someone bumped into me!!!”

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

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 over?

Joy, gratitude, peace and humility?

Anger, bitterness, victim mentality and quitting-tendencies?

Life provides the cup, YOU choose what to fill it with.

Today let’s work towards filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, resilience, positivity, kindness, gentleness and love for others.”

My Story: filled with

For a long time, I was angry, so angry at everyone for something or the other. I was filled with resentment towards people- for having “something” or being “somebody” or behaving in a certain way. I would always portray myself as the victim of the circumstances. It was just too much to handle emotionally, physically and mentally.

When it became too much for me, I decided that a change is needed. I changed myself and that’s when the magic started to happen.  I was still far from the sweet docile girl that I once was but I was moving away from the resentful, angry victim that I had become.

While I had been working hard on myself but I still had bitterness and a constant thought to “get back at them”. While I was claiming that I was way better than them, I had become “THEM”. If I sulk and give looks or get back to them, I was one of them.

The message above made me stop and think that this is not me. I AM NOT THEM. Stop, ponder and process.

On my journey of self-healing and becoming better, I have realized that the only way is the path less travelled and a path that you resist most. Howsoever far you go from love, kindness, empathy, those are what would make you human.

If you have read it till here, you have my utmost gratitude and love. Would you want to share your experiences in the comments below? Have you checked out the food recipes yet or not? You can check out more of my foodie talks here. Be in touch with me on Insta or FB.

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  1. Very nicely said Anu. You have brought a very important point of how a lot of us fake ourselves but the reality comes out when we are rattled… small thing to say but big meaning if understood properly

    1. I am so happy that you found it meaningful. It motivates me to keep writing 🙂

  2. Ekta kothari says:

    Soo true such a reflection of my thoughts in your words…

    1. I am so happy that you could relate with it, Ekta

  3. Shradha Aggarwal says:

    What a post Anu. Beautifully explained. Hats off to tell your story with an aim to teach something to the society. Keep going girl. I may be far and do not talk much but my wishes are always with you❤️

    1. Thank you dear, it means a lot to me

  4. Amazing write up it really touched my heart

    1. I am glad you could connect with this

  5. What a wonderful read!! Light and delightful yet so profound. It is not just the spilling of the coffee cup but similar ‘spills’ that do happen during the day or in life, in general. It is upto us how we react to it, if we have certain thoughts and emotions only those things would represent us in whichever way the body reacts to an external stimuli. Somewhere this article has shown how life’s perspective can be understood by the simple language of food! 😉😀

    1. Yesss, Teaching life lessons, one food/ recipe at a time!
      Yours truely 😉

  6. Good read Anu🙂🙂

    1. Much love Gowri

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