Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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, bone china, 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 professor said: "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 other's cups. 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 coffee. The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."

I know these things are kinda corny but I still like'em. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?


Anonymous said...

You are brilliant and so right. Thank you for reminders its so right on tyme. What do you do, when what makes you happy isn't always available to keep you happy? You summed it up so well. "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
I love coffee! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

"The more money we make the more problems we see..."...get on board with the notorious BIG. For me,I choose a different cup everyday. I try to complement my needs with my resources and select on an everyday basis, taking one day at a time and thanking the Lord for another day to celebrate. Each day is different just as each life is different and our needs and wants must be able to adjust to survive. I love life and I love those who share in my life whether it be for a lifetime or a moment, I appreciate the knowledge they have to offer and all the joy, pain, sunshine, and rain. I wouldn't change a day if I could (maybe make some a little longer) out of my own selfishness. I think life IS the best of everything! So choose life and live it too it's fullest, drinking from all the cups it has to offer.

Anonymous said...

Wuzzup....neurotransmitters on pause?

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