Life is like coffee
ďLife is like coffeeĒ
A group of Alumni highly established in their careers got together to visit their old college professor. Conversation soon turned to 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.
He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee. After everyone had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: If you notice all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind all 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 adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it's 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 cup. And then you began eyeing each other's cup.
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, or change the quality of the life we live.
Sometimes..... by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savour the coffee not the cup! The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything!
Live simply, speak kindly, care deeply, love generously.
The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.