Thursday, April 21, 2011

God's Cup Of Coffee

I am going to share a story I heard about God's cup of coffee.
A group of alumni, highly established in their professions, got together and decided to visit their old university professor. conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in life and work.
Offering his guests, 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 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 does not add 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 wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups. And then you began eying each other's cup. Now consider this: Life is the; 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 on only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us."
God brews the coffee, not the cups. Enjoy your coffee!
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

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