I am always amazed at how many times during the day I have the opportunity to refill things around me. Sometimes it’s physical, often times mental and certainly spiritual.
Physical things are easy and, while sometimes irritating, quickly accomplished. Things like, the dogwood container is empty, the coffee maker water canister is running low, the toilet paper dispenser has a cardboard tube on it and various other mundane daily tasks that need to be done.
What happens when there are refill needs for other people, or even myself, that are not so easy to see or replenish? Things like a positive attitude, confidence, love, curiosity, humility and gratitude are part of a seemingly endless list of human needs that have definite volume requirements. How do I do this for others, and myself, seemingly on demand?
Understanding the need for this ability has come through my own version of self-discovery and personal awareness. I’ve come to learn that when I feel like my tank is low in any of the metrics that I mentioned above, I better get to work filling. Quickly.
I’ve learned that, for me, I do this through gratitude, prayer and exercise. I’ll write more about this over time, but these three things are always a great place to start re-filling my tanks. And, in my experience, they’re not mutually exclusive, either.