Sunday, November 29, 2009

God's Coffee

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 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 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.

-Author unknown-



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  1. What a great reminder, especially at this time of the year! Now, I'm off to Dunkins to get a delicious cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup! I sure do appreciate the beauty around me even more after having my morning coffee!
    I must admit, I do love the idea of enjoying a cup of coffee in one of those lovely china cups...Hmmm...lots of food for thought this morning, Christine!

  2. Here's my hearty "Amen!" Most stress, at least in my case, is usually self-inflicted. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Beautifully put. I needed to hear this, today.
    Thank you!
    Blessings, andrea

  4. I loved this! I'm a huge fan of coffee... and of pretty cups, but styrofoam will work just fine, too.

  5. what a beautiful message! I will hold this one to heart! By the way... I love the new photo, Is this a view from your home? Dee Dee

  6. What a great post! So inspiring. Thanks!

  7. Dee dee,
    No this isn't a view from our home. I just wanted to get a beautiful, winter "VISTA" view and saw this, knew it was the one.
    Thanks anyway.

  8. Love this, I don't think I'll ever look at a cup of coffee the same.

    Love Kimmy

  9. What a wonderful post! I'm so glad I stopped by to read this. Thank you!


  10. Thanks for the thoughts to ponder over my next cup of coffee!


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