I’m a firm believer that we are all put on this planet for a purpose and that we come into each others lives for a reason.
I’ve had so many people touch my life in ways that I am forever grateful. It’s almost as if God knew I needed them and sent them to me at the exact moment they were supposed to be there. Have you ever had someone come across your mind so much so, that you reach out to them and find they are going through something terrible? This happens to me all of the time. I believe other people are drawn to me in that sense as well, when God knows I need to hear what they have to say.
In the midst of the highest point of my grief from losing my Mother, I received a phone call from a dear man, whom I have the utmost respect for. We talked over so many things on this phone call and he says to me near the end “Kylie, you have given so much that you are empty and you need to fill your cup”. I believe that he may have been relaying this to me in a more spiritual aspect, however I took this to many different levels in my mind. Out of everything we discussed that day, that sentence alone stuck with me…
I found myself pondering on this sentence quite often. Once I reached acceptance with my mother’s passing, there it was still lingering in my mind….
My cup was in fact empty. I had given so much of myself to my Mother’s illness, to making sure my mother had everything just the way she wanted it in her final days of life, and afterward planning her funeral… Then, you add in all of my other duties. Motherhood, working full time, being a wife, a friend…. Twenty Eight long months, I had entirely put myself last and gave everything I had. I did need to take time to fill up my cup. Those words helped me more than I can explain.
There are so many things that you give in this life. Love, compassion, your time, effort…. How was I to fill myself back up? By receiving of course! Receiving love, compassion, time, and effort. But this takes one important step, you have to receive them from yourself in order to be able to receive them from others. How often do you take time to give yourself the love and kindness that you give to others? Always remember to fill your cup!
Have a beautiful day!