04 January 2013

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Life is Like a Cup of Coffee A story

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee  A story


Story name – Life is like a cup of Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit one of their old university professors.

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
and an assortment of cups –
porcelain,
plastic,
glass,
crystal,
and some plain looking, other expensive and exquisite.

He told them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all of his former 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 yourself,  

 it is the source of your problems and stress.’

He continued, ‘Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.

In most cases, it is more expensive than the coffee itself and in other cases, hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you subconsciously went for the best cups

and then you began eyeing each other’s cups to see who had the best one

He finished by saying, ‘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.

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 nature has provided us.

The happiest people do not have the best of everything

they just make the best of everything

Live Simple.

Love Generously

Care Deeply

Speak Kindly.

Show Honesty

Be honest with Yourself

Be a honest human being

Leave the rest to Nature

Don’t Bother

Life is like a cup of Coffee


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10 comments:

MEcoy January 05, 2013  

this story was great it makes a lot of sense
well we all want to have the best but best sometimes is not really the ideal for us

rama January 05, 2013  

Very nice story. However, I love to have coffee only in our typical South Indian Steel tumbler, for it taste best only in that.
Happy New Year!

Destination Infinity January 05, 2013  

People might want the best coffee as well as best cup! :P

Destination Infinity

Violet Empress January 08, 2013  

this one is really good very much inspiring