Enjoy the coffee

deh

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A group of alumni, 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 everyone 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 it is just more expensive and in some cases it 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 job, money and position in society is the cup. It is just a tool to hold and contain life. 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.

God brews the coffee, not the cups . . . . enjoy your coffee!
 

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