Enjoy The Coffee


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 professor said:
“If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up,
leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but 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, 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 began eyeing each other’s
cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and 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………..

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One Comment

  1. loved truly
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!


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