marriage brings us together today...
The glass is either half empty
or half filled up
I'm just grateful
that I have a cup.
- IN-Q @inglife
Then he realizes his cup is the perfect one for him.
It just leads to more cups breaking.
It's a chance to appreciate what's in his cup and be thoughtful about who he let fill it up.
Today Michael celebrates his 29th wedding anniversary. They've drank from red solo cups to fine crystal, but what matters most is what is poured inside. They've given each other space to fill up our own cups and are right there with a pitcher of goodness when they get close to empty.
Whether it's a marriage, friendship, or a relationship at work, we often want people to stay the same or change how we want them to.
We make it about us, not the other person. But it doesn't work that way, or at least, it doesn't work well.
People change when they want to change.
And when they do, we can offer to fill up their new cup. But, suppose they don't select the one we wish.
In that case, we can shift our attention inward and investigate our experience—getting curious about what is happening inside us.
Ultimately, self-awareness creates an openness that allows us to select a new cup and helps to nurture more than half-full relationships.
True love brought them together. It was a miracle, and they think it will work for the next 29 years. Today we raise our cups to the universe.