Thursday, November 23, 2006

Coffee Cups:

My friend Richard sent me this little story and I thought it was the perfect time to post it for all to see, enjoy and learn from. Thanks to Richard and Paul and Happy Thanksgiving

A group of alumni, 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,
and, some were expensive, some very exquisite.
He told them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:
"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up,
leaving behind the plain and the cheap ones.

While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves,
that is the source of your problems and your 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 we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup,
but you consciously went for the best cups.
And, then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee, the jobs, money etc.
Position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain Life.
The type of cup we have does not define,
nor change the quality of Life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee life has provided us."
Life brews the coffee, not the cups.....

Enjoy your coffee and remember,
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to fate. You are the miracle, my friend.
Your life either shines a light......or casts a shadow.

For The Days Ahead, Have a Wonderful Happy Holidays!

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