January 1, 2018

Below is a lesson from an unknown source on reflecting on what is inside of you.

The Blue Courage team is dedicated to continual learning and growth.  We have adopted a concept from Simon Sinek’s Start With Why team called “Learn, Share, Grow”.  We are constantly finding great articles, videos, and readings that have so much learning.  As we learn new and great things, this new knowledge should be shared for everyone to then grow from.



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?

You answer, “Well, because someone bumped into me, of course!”

Though this is what happened, the reality is this:

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, gratefulness, peace and humility?

Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?

You have the opportunity to choose!

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


Let’s make 2018 the best year yet – a year committed to filling our mind, heart, and spirit with positivity, allowing us to then serve others to the best of our ability. Make it a year of inspiration!