Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
|Interesting thought on a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever
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 his guests to help
themselves to the coffee.
When all 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 the
other persons 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
Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to
enjoy the coffee.
Sit back relax
and just enjoy your coffee!
The happiest people I know don't have the best of everything. They
simply make the best of everything they have."
This was sent to me by a friend.
"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac
"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."
~Harry S. Truman