Friday, August 20, 2010

Fill The Pot!

At my work, we have a coffee pot that has a water container on the side that holds at least 12 cups of water. This coffee pot makes one cup (small, medium or large) at a time with a small pouch of flavored coffee that the water filters through. It's such a treat to be able to go in anytime during the work day and get a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Unless, the water container is too empty to even produce 1 cup of coffee...then I have to take the container off, pop the top off of it and go to the sink and fill it back up. Place it carefully, without spilling it, and snap the lid back on. Let the water warm up.....then push the button for my cup of coffee. It seems that almost every time I go in the break room, the water container is empty. Now, I don't mind filling it up. I just wonder who the last person was that didn't bother to fill it up for the next person to enjoy. Could it be they didn't think about it? Could it be that they didn't want to take the time? Did they even notice the water was low? I've put some thought into this since I am a coffee drinker and know many of my co-workers are too.

So, the question I put out there today is....are you a person that fills the coffee pot, or just leaves it for the next person? Do you think it's frustrating that NO ONE else fills it but you? Or do you intentionally fill it so the next person doesn't have to have the trouble? Does it hurt to just fill the pot and then go enjoy your cup of coffee? That, I think, is the most rewarding thing to do for yourself and for your co-worker. The day to day things matter to those around us. Do the right thing;
Just fill the pot.

Romans 12:-12-14

12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

1 comment:

  1. I think about filling the pot as a way to share the joy of the coffee. You get to savor it as well as your friends. So to me, filling the pot means doing things for the greater good. When you fill the pot, you pay it forward. You perform a deed of kindness without being asked. And everyone gets to enjoy the fruit of your labor.
    We're all put here to help each other. To love each other. When we see Christ in each other, we know we have come home. And I really believe that should be the goal of every Christian, as incredibly difficult as it may be at times. I guess that's why we're humans.
    So I am with you. Fill the pot and see what love returns your way. Blessings on your day Sherri and thank you for your inspiration!