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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Focus to Become a "Coffee"

My brother shared this article through Email and I wanted to pass this on to all of you. He loves to send this kind of thoughts to remind me the importance of life so I can re-focus which path to take. Sometimes we are so engrossed with the RUSH of everything around us. We need to listen to the words of wisdom to give light to our path and redirected to what is Good and Righteous.
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 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.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. nice point of view. Have a blessed weekend.

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  2. Very true! I like this:
    'The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.'

    That's so me. :)

    Ams, pareho tayong July celebrants! Happy Sunday! :)

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  3. Amazing one...I love this post.

    "The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything"

    With your permission, can I publish this post in my blog?

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  4. yes its a good eye opener for people who forget sometimes to live simply.hapi monday amy!

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  5. Super Awesome! Enough said :)

    -Hank

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  6. Great post, Amy! I really have to behave myself and focus on the coffee lol.
    Thanks for sharing this with us, girl ^_*

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  7. Great post, Amy! I really have to behave myself and focus on the coffee lol.
    Thanks for sharing this with us, girl ^_*

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  8. hi amy, thanks for sharng this and thanks also for dropping by..have a nice day

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  9. Thanks for the reminder Ams. Too often, we as humans fail to notice the real meaning of happiness as we are all blinded by material things that we thought can bring all the felicity that we are cravings.

    But in most cases, we'll find happiness for simply being contented of what life can offer.

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  10. i love the message of this post.. lets all enjoy our coffee. lets not focus on our cup but the taste and the aroma.. hmmm, malaman.. live simply.....

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