This is quite good. How many are not content with your life?
COFFEE CUPS ....
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. He
told the group 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 the 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. You are the miracle, my friend,
your life either shines a light - or casts a shadow.