Life is like Coffee…. A group of Alumni, all… highly establishes in their careers, got together to visit their old college professor. Conversations soon turned to complaints about stress in work and life. Offering each of his guest coffee… the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups… porcelain, plastic, glass, and crystal. Some were plain looking; some expensive, some exquisite.
He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee. After everyone had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor went on to say… 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 adds no quality to the coffee… nor does it subtract from it. In most cases…It’s just more expensive. And in some cases… even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was the coffee, not the cup.
But you consciously went for the best cups…and then you began eyeing each other’s cup. Now consider this…Life is the Coffee… the jobs, money and one’s 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 cup! The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything! Live simply, speak kindly, care deeply, love generously. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Life is like Coffee. ….Author Unknown
This short essay was provided by… BrOOKS-of-WISDOM….by Charles Brooks.