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.
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 students had a cup of coffee in hand, the
"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive
cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain 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 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
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money
and position in society are 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 only on the cup, we fail to
enjoy the coffee God has provided us."
God brews the coffee, not the cups.......... Enjoy your
"The happiest people don't have the best of
everything. They just make the best of everything."