Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life is a cup of Coffee...

Here is another beautiful story received by me. Its very touchy and informative. It shows our attitude towards life. So, here it goes....

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, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot 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 but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress'.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups.' 'Now, if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it'

So don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead.

5 comments:

r garriott said...

That is indeed a marvelous story. Thanks for sharing!

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

I just LOVE this article! It is so true! Thank you for sharing it! Thank you also for the beautiful comment you left on my blog about my artwork. It meant a lot to me.

Much ALoha,
Lisabongzee
www.bongzee.com

Megha Chhatbar said...

Thanks R. and LisaBongzee for your lovely comments! :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Great story !! I loved this post..Thanks for sharing some beautiful words..Unseen Rajasthan

Megha Chhatbar said...

Thanks Unseen!