A simple thing like our everyday cup of coffee can teach us about life!
Here are two examples and perhaps you have seen one or both of these before. It’s always worth being reminded and getting our thinking back on track.
There are so many events and circumstances that can throw us from the paths that we intended to take. Consider these when you’re ever feeling a little overwhelmed.
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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 have been 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. Savor the coffee, not the cups!
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.If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you Click To Tweet
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember too to take away your free Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups Of Coffee story.
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