The Chipped Cup

It is time for me to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed… it is time for me to embrace my humanness, to love my completeness… if I wait to be perfect before I love myself, I will always be unsatisfied and ungrateful… if I wait until all the flaws, chips, and cracks disappear, I will be the cup that stands on the shelf and is never used. ~Joyce Rupp

For a long time, I never used my nice dishes for fear they would break. They sat on the shelf until, one day, I realized I wasn’t enjoying them. Fear had won…but not for long. I convinced myself by asking, “What is the worse thing that could happen if they chip?” I didn’t have a good answer, so I dusted them off and now happily use them every day.

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