Enjoy Your Coffee

A friend sent the following in an e-mail today, and I thought it was worthy of posting.  If you've ever played the "comparison game", you will relate to this.  Enjoy your 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.
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.
Be assured that the cup itself, adds no quality to the coffee  in most cases 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 began eyeing each other's  cups.
Now consider  this: Life is the coffee, and 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 


5 thoughts on “Enjoy Your Coffee

  1. Ouch, that hurts!

    I REALLY like the taste of coffee with my lips on the china . . . rather than the styrofoam.

    And then what about the REALLY good coffee from Starbucks served in a cardboard cup with a plastic lid?

    And what about the styrofoam and cardboard that we can toss away . . . without having to do the dishes?

    Sugar? Splenda?
    Creamer? Coffee-Mate?

    This could Preach! I’ll let ya’ll make the connections.

    Love and Hazelnut Creamer,

  2. It’s kind of the same way with people, too, isn’t it? The humblest of exteriors could be hiding the most glorious contents! Never judge a coffee by its cup…


  3. It’s kind of the same way with people, too, isn’t it? The humblest of exteriors could be hiding the most glorious contents! Never judge a coffee by its cup…


    Thanks for the gum recommendation, Carol. I’ll try it. But what’s Xylitol?

  4. This is the best i have ever read from human stories,
    Iwould love if i can know who is the writer for those gold words
    Thank you

    Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my site. Unfortunately, I do not know who wrote this, but it sure is a good lesson.

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