Power Of Women Sharing Life Lessons Learned-Fill Our Own Cup First

Power Of Women | Fill Our Own Cup First
Power Of Women | Fill Our Own Cup First
Power Of Women | Sisterhood Sharing Sessions | Life Lessons Learned: Self Improvement And Empowerment-Fill Our Own Cup First

What I’ve Learned

Fill our own cup first and feed everyone else from the overflow. We must first nurture and fill our own cup with the sweet nectar of self-love, self- nurture and self-care.

~Diane Johnson, South Carolina-Sisterhood Share Club Contributor

As Women

We as women often forget the valuable lesson taught to us every time we board an airplane. “Put on your own mask first then help the next person.” Like so many other women, we spent a large majority of our lives being a slave to the American dream. We spent numerous years of our lives nurturing marriages and men. We spend a plethora of years raising our children and an untold number of hours caring for our home’s (buildings). And in most cases we have been long time dedicated and loyal employees to corporate America or other entities.

Additionally we become busy with our roles as daughter, sister, aunt and friend. In our busy quest to be what everybody and everything want and need us to be, we forget one thing! That is to nurture our own selves FIRST and FOREMOST. Very often we come to realize that “happy ever after” doesn’t look like it does in the movies. And as life so often has it, marriages change and in some cases fail and/or dissolve, children grow up and leave the nest in hot pursuit of their own dreams.

Fill Our Own Cup First

Not only does the dust of wife, mother, and career women settle, but parents become deceased and relationships change and/or dissolve. It is then that we honor the important life lesson that demands that we fill our own cup first and feed everyone else from the overflow. It is imperative to remember when we give completely from our own cup, our cup become dangerously low or depleted from those who are suckling and we can easily emerge empty, broken and incomplete.

Life Lessons Learned | Fill Our Own Cup First
Life Lessons Learned | Fill Our Own Cup First

We must first nurture and fill our own cup with the sweet nectar of self-love, self- nurture and self-care. When we do that, the sweet juices of self will then over flow into our saucers from which we can feed others wholesome nourishment. Subsequently, when the nurturing of others slow down or come to a halt, your own cup is still full. You are still mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally WHOLE and vibrant and ready to embrace the next chapter in this wonderful journey called life.

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~Diane Johnson, South Carolina-Sisterhood Share Club Contributor

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3 Replies to “Power Of Women Sharing Life Lessons Learned-Fill Our Own Cup First”

  1. This is a great read and it speaks of so much truth. I love the analogy of the airplane and oxygen masks, too. Who would not understand that? Thanks, Diane. This is something to ponder on and remember.

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