Saturday, September 20, 2008

Enjoy Your Coffee!

Received this from a friend. May be some of you have read it. Any way i find it is good and will like to share it with you.

'The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but
those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.'

A group of graduates, 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, the professor said: 'If you
noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind
the simple 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... Then you began eyeing each other's cups.'

Now consider this, said the professor, '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 on the cup, we fail to
enjoy the coffee God has provided us. Enjoy your coffee!'

The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the
best of everything. Four things to take note of in life...

1. Live simply.
2. Love generously.
3. Care deeply.
4. Speak kindly.

Shine a light & enjoy your Coffee today!!


Akmal said...

Hello Nightwing,
That is a good reminder for all of us.
Haha. Can't enjoy coffee yet. Puasa. ;) Will do so tonight.

andrewjune said...

yeah i read this before...but thks for posting it up again so i can read it again...serves as a reminder to me hehehe :-)

hope you're having a great weekend!

J.T. said...

Oh wow.. wonderful reminder. Thanks for sharing that, Nightwing.

I so agree with this - "The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but
those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect."

Very true because they have learned to be thankful for what they have and do not seek to outdo the next person through selfishness, greed and jealousy.

Nightwing said...

Helo Akmal,

Thank you for dropping in. Glad u like it.

U have an easy weekend now..cheers.

Nightwing said...

Hi Andrewjune,

My first time reading it. It is a good reminder indeed.

U too have a great weekend now..cheers.

Nightwing said...

Hi J.T,

Agree with u on the jealousy part.

Live life simple and stay happy always.

Monica said...

well, I'm enjoying my coffee now! :-D

Nightwing said...

Hi Monica,

Good on u....:)

U have a great week ahead now....cheers.

sting said...

thanks nightwing :-) that's sweet... you know, everytime I need a feel good moment, I'll pop over to your blog...

Nightwing said...

Hi Sting,

Thank you for dropping by...:)

Good to know, some of the things i posted ..cheers you up.

You have a great week ahead now..cheers.