Broken Starbucks gold tumbler, anyone? Shucks! I know that sounds weird.
Who would want to have their Starbucks gold tumbler broken?? Or should I say, what is something about this brand that makes it so special??
Oh well, that’s what labels do. At least for me. 😀
Before I go any further, let me share a little something about this tumbler that I learned to love so dearly. Thanks to my generous sister!
Did you ever come to a point where you’re almost attached to something?
That was my case.
Too attached that I would bring the Starbucks gold tumbler anywhere I go. Forgive my being attached to things. 😉
I would place it near my bed just to make sure that I get a sip of water upon waking up in the morning. That has already been part of my routine.
But what happened one day almost broke my heart.
I forgot I placed my tumbler near the window. So much so, that I accidentally hit it as I turned towards my table. Guess what?
It fell off the window.
Now imagine this scenario with me…
Our condo unit is situated on the 6th floor. I was like this father who deeply loved his son that I quickly gazed to the window side to make sure my baby was fine. 😀 Good thing there was a concrete barrier that prevented it from falling completely.
That was when I did the unexpected.
The concrete barrier was almost 7 feet high. While it was safe for me to still reach for it, there was one problem. I am afraid of heights!
Oh well, you’ll do anything for the one you love. 😛 So I did!
Too bad. As soon as I reached for it, it was already broken.
What my broken Starbucks gold tumbler taught me
I may have rescued this baby, but I realized it was not the same tumbler I used to love. The bottom part was already shuttered. The inner part was already dislodged from the outer part where it’s got the Starbucks logo in it.
But you know what the good thing was? The inner part was not damaged. It could still hold water in it. It still is functional.
The part where the Starbucks label just got separated. But who cares? It still does the job.
And then it dawned on me.
More often than not, we get too attached to things that we’re only concerned about the labels.
While it holds true that labels are essentials, there’s much more important than that.
In the same way…
There are times you and I get too attached about our own labels. President. Unit head. Team Captain.
The moment you lose your title or label, your life gets a little shattered.
But can I tell you something?
There is more important than the label you’re carrying.
That is who you really are as a person.
Ditch the labels.
There’s something you need to understand.
With or without the label, you’re still the same you.
And here’s what…
You’re more valuable than you think you are.