Coffee or Cup?
Shared by: Terence Lee
people in the world are not those who have no problems,
but those who learn to live with things that are less
A group of graduates, highly established in their
careers, got together to visit their old university
professor. Conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and life.
The professor went to the kitchen and returned with a
large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups -
porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking,
some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help
themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had had a cup of coffee, the
professor said: 'If you noticed, all the nice looking
expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the simple
and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only
the best for yourselves, that is the source of your
problems and stress. Be assured that the cup
itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases, it
is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what
‘What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup,
but you subconsciously went for the best cups... You
then began eyeing each other's cups.'
'Now consider this,' said the professor, 'Life is the
coffee; the jobs, money and position in society is the
cups. They are just tools to hold and contain
Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor
change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by
concentrating on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee
God has provided us. Enjoy your coffee!'
The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.
Four things to take note of in life:
1. Live simply.
2. Love generously.
3. Care deeply.
4. Speak kindly.
Shine a light and enjoy your Coffee today!!
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