The Messiness of Maxing Out


This morning I filled my coffee mug too full and was unable to secure the lid.  I reasoned that leaving some in the pot was wasteful.  I picked up my leather satchel, a Walmart bag with my breakfast in it and headed out the door. Opening the door to the truck I put the plastic bag in first with my non-coffee holding hand. When I did this my leather satchel slipped from my other shoulder. As it slid down my arm I instinctively yanked up my coffee holding hand  and the morning elixir went everywhere. Ugh! If I had only poured in enough coffee to still fully tighten the lid everything would’ve been fine but I was greedy and even more wasteful as a result.

Wisdom teaches me to know what and when is “enough.” Grabbing as much as I can, filling things to the brim, getting every last drop, makes life messy and a lot of excess energy, patience and time is required to clean it up.



About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Essentialist, contemplative, author, advocate, old soul

Posted on April 15, 2015, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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