Lately I have been thinking a lot about who and what is in my cup.
Every day when I wake up, I decide what will be in my imaginary "cup"
for the day. As I go through each day, I try to stay aware of the people
I spend time with, the conversations I have and what I say, the things I spend my time doing and the places I go. As I go through my day I try my best to remember that I am in charge of my influences and to listen to my "gut" when I am unsureabout any of these things. When I first created the Cup of Karma Project it was more difficult to have this perspective, but now I find that looking at my life this way has become second nature to me.I can see this philosophy changing my life and those around me and it completely affects who I spend time with and what I spend my time doing.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about how pets affect our lives. My dog Magnolia died this past Friday and she was such a big source of inspiration for me. I have put her in my cup every day for the past 7 years and even though she left us way too early, I am so grateful that I was able to be with her every day. She was unconditional in every way- as most dogs are. She loved without asking for anything in return, She was pure and loving and always up for an adventure. Being with Maggie was a gift that made me a better person just being around her. I have several people in my life who make me feel this same way, and I am so grateful to know them.
People, pets, places and things that make us feel inspired to be the best we can be are what we want in our cup each day. May you find yourself surrounded by the people and experiences that align with the best version of you there is, and may you know when this is not the case and have the courage to move toward a more clear vision of who you want to be.
I love you Maggie and will miss you, but I am forever grateful to you for reminding me what it feels like to love and be loved unconditionally.
Thank you for being in my cup and in my life.