THE MEANING OF 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 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.”
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak
kindly. Leave the rest to God

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