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Filling your cup

This is me.

This is my beach hat.

This is me filling my cup while wearing my beach hat.

I recently heard an unbelievably good speech by Dewitt Jones who spoke about the importance of “filling your cup” when you’re away from your work. Filling your cup is just about anything that helps you relax and get your mo-jo back. I must admit that it was difficult to admit that I haven’t been doing much to fill my cup. I go to work, then I come home and plop on the couch and think about all that I still need to do. I know that this is not a healthy cycle. Today, I did something about that; My wife and I picked up my daughter from work and headed to the beach. Nothing earth-shattering, but so completely necessary!

One odd thing that I have found living in Charleston, SC is that while you’re never more than 20 minutes from the beach you can almost forget that it’s there (scandalous, I know). Even with the wind and the waves so close, you still have to be intentional about getting there. The truth is that we get so tied up in all the things that we need to do that we seem to forget to make time to decompress and rejuvenate. Today, we walked, talked, and collected seashells. We re-connected… we dreamed… we breathed.

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)

What do you do to fill your cup, and how long has it been since you did it?

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