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Everyone goes through hard times…we all know this and we all have our own ways of dealing with it. Some people like to be alone, some like to be around others. Some like to keep their hands busy, some like to do nothing at all. I find it interesting that different people find peace in so many different ways.
Recently I have been dealing with some emotions and I have had to find a way to bring myself back to peace. I have been dealing with it by taking some time for myself, taking care of myself, and expressing myself artistically. I have also done a lot of reading and sudoku puzzles.
One day. I began thinking of a common metaphor. “Is the glass half empty or half full?” It made me think of this image that was posted on the Common Love Facebook page which brought a smile to my face.
Anyways, while thinking of this metaphor, I began to pick it apart and think more deeply.
I broke it down using this series of logical questions:
So this glass…What does the glass represent? It must represent my life.
What does the water represent? The abundance in my life.
How did the water get into the glass? It must have been poured in.
Upon pouring water into the glass, what happens to the water that is already inside? It must ripple or splash a little.
So after thoroughly dissecting this metaphor I came to the conclusion that my life is a goblet containing water. The water represents the level of abundance and happiness in my life, and the stillness of the water represents my peace of mind. With patience, the stillness will return to my water and I will have greater abundance in the end.
Everyone wants to have more happiness and abundance to their lives, but you must have patience in order to gain peace and adjust to the changes that will bring you happiness.
Today, Life has presented me with a golden opportunity.
While I was standing in line to pay for gas, two men ran through the doors carrying several water bottles. They headed straight for the sink. If you have ever done anything with a car, you know what this means - overheated engine.
So after waiting a couple more minutes, I asked the nice lady behind the counter to give me 20 on 4 and I made my way out to the pump. I opened the driver side door and I popped the gas cover, but I also pulled the lever next to it to pop the trunk. I walked around to my trunk just as the two men came bustling out of the gas station.
One man begins to tip a bottle over the engine just as I yell over to them, “Wait! I have to coolant for you!”
They both looked over in disbelief which quickly changed to happiness and relief. I handed it to one of the men and he thanked me heavily and said, “Thank you, you’re the best! God Bless you!”
I then went back to my car, pumped my gas and gave them a wave as I drove off.
These men were overflowing with joy because of my decision to help…I am so pleased that I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity to do a good deed. It feels great to know that I helped someone.
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