Friday, January 11, 2013

The Pink Cup

When making lunch this afternoon, I had some kitchen helpers with me...and a few that weren't helping ;) William was making drinks for everyone and putting them on the table, when I hear a little boy say "I don't want the pink cup". William quickly replied "well, everyone has to use the pink cup and today it's yours".  No faster than those words left William's lips, the little boy began to get upset stating he didn't like pink and wouldn't be drinking from the pink cup! A million thoughts went through my mind as I listened to the complaints of the little boy. My first thought was WOW, this little boy will most definitely be using the pink cup. My next thought was unbelievable how only minutes before this little boy was eager for lunch and something to drink, but within a matter of seconds it all changed due to being served from a pink cup!My heart was disappointed....

My head whirled and I began to ponder a deeper thought than the unwanted pink cup.....

I began to think of how ungrateful this child was being, and how he wanted his way! Which then lead me to thinking about how as an adult I can be the same way. I pray and ask the Lord for something, over time I see that something I have been asking for come into reach. Then I look up and one day I have that something sitting in front of me and I think...Oh Lord this is the something I wanted, but not the way I wanted it! How disappointed the Lord must be with me for my ungrateful heart and attitude.

As I sat and chatted with the little boy about being grateful, speaking kindly, and having a good attitude I ask the Lord..."Please, help this Mama to be grateful for all I'm given, even if it comes in an unwanted pink cup". Life is learning and lessons are abounding in our everyday lives, this holds true for the young and old.

I'm thankful for my children, seems I learn as much from them as they do from me:)

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.      Romans 12:2

5 comments:

Laura said...

I had to laugh because the exact same scenario happens in our house frequently! Joseph always says, "I'm not a girl" when he gets the pink cup. :)

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Neva Dele said...

Wow. What a great reminder! We really have so much to be greatful for, yet we are always complaining about the little things in life. The unimportant details...the pink cups. :)

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Great post Laura. I hate the "pink cup" sin all too often.

I pray the children are better.

Love you,
Em

The Pauls' Family said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder :)