Savor The Coffee

Something to reflect upon...

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, were talking at
a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now

During their visit the conversation soon turned into complaints about

stress in their work and lives.

Offering his guests coffee, 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 alumni had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

"Notice that all of the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up,
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it normal for you to want only
the best for yourselves, which 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 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

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; your job, money, and position in

societies are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life.
The type of cup one has does not define, nor change the quality of Life
a person lives. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to
enjoy the coffee God has provided us."

God makes the coffee, man chooses the cups. 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.

Enjoy your coffee!

-- Author Unknown


lorix5 said...

Hello Mariz,

This is a wonderful post,I love what you wrote! There are so many ways, it seems, to get this point across but this is a new way for me. I love what you said at the end. I would like to use that as my motto. It's just perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Uthaya said...

Hi Mariz,

This is such an amazing post..... Life indeed joyful ride if we choose to enjoy it....It all depends on how we see things in life....Thanks for sharing this wonderful post....I would like to share this with my friends too....


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