An Empty Cup

Have you ever felt like a cup?

Sometimes you feel like your cup overflows and other times you find your cup dry.

Very, very dry.

That was me last week. An empty cup with nothing left to give. I don’t tell you this to have you feel sorry for me. I’m sharing this with you because I have a feeling I’m not the only one who has felt like this.

Non-homeschooling moms can definitely feel like this!

As homeschool moms, you can tend to give every ounce of ourselves. You give and you give never taking the time to fill our own cup. Then you are left scratching our heads wondering why you feel so drained. It’s in those moments that you need to realize it’s ok to take time for yourself.

For me this last week it was going to Café Rio and then heading to Target just to wander and spending too much in the dollar spot. Curse you dollar spot!

Right now, it helps that my kids are older. I can leave them for a couple of hours to go and have some time to myself. When my kids were younger my husband understood the importance of the need to refill my cup. He would make it a priority to help find those times for me to get out and do that. Man, I love him for that.

I also know that the Lord is incredibly mindful of my needing filling.

At the moment when I needed it most, the right people texted me to let me know they were thinking about me. Quite literally angels on earth.

Do what you can to surround yourself with good people that lift you up.

People that take the time to listen to that still small voice that says someone might be having a hard time, you should send them a message.

After those simple moments that fill your cup, make sure to take a moment to pay it forward. Do a small simple act for someone else and you’ll find your cup will be doubly filled.

Life is one big balancing act and with all we do, we can find ourselves teetering on the brink of falling off the balance beam.

Try and catch yourself before you find yourself falling and readjust.

  • Call in reinforcements.
  • Let that last load of laundry go.
  • Order pizza for dinner.
  • Take a break from regular lessons and watch a movie with your kids (without a laptop or phone in hand).
  • Go to Café Rio and Target!
  • Whatever you need to do, recharge!

Take the time to refill yourself and you will find that you will be a better version of yourself in no time!

So what do you do to refill your cup?


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