Drink This Cup

Sometimes life serves us a cup. When the cup is sweet, we drink and we feel justified. Ahhh, I deserved that!

But when the cup is bitter, what then? Do we resist? Do we drink and swallow hard? There are answers to this question, but they are usually disguised or perceived as being religious. We need to address and accept the wisdom without having to join  a church or align with someone else’s dogma. There is so much to be gained, and we would not need to run away from pain. Even Jesus asked that question before submitting to the Roman execution.

About hamiltonstation

I grew up in New England, went to college in upstate NY, spent a few years as a small boat officer with the U.S. Navy in the Western Pacific, then worked 35 years as an industrial automation engineer. My retirement job was teaching for 8 years in a public high school as a special needs educator, 3 years as a kayak guide for a small cruise ship company on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes, 10 years as a ocean kayak guide for a large outdoor outfitter corporation in Maine. I finally moved to full retirement in 2019 and relocated near Boston. For 30 years, I have been volunteering in maximum security prisons, helping inmates with literacy, developing of the spiritual side of personality, and learning mature social skills - all to eventually assist with their future re-integration into society. My wife and I have 2 adult children. We are now living in a community of friends our age and continue our craft and outdoor hobbies of hiking, biking and sea kayaking.
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