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Sometimes in this busy society we live in today it’s easy to lose perspective on what life is really all about. I know myself, I have so often got caught up in the hustle & bustle of life that sometimes God has to stop me & refocus my mind on the truly important things in life. Seems like more & more the world we live in gets crazier all the time & it’s easy to try so hard to find the things the make us happy we forget where true happiness comes from.

I found this really great little story called “Life Is Like A Cup Of Coffee” so I thought I’d share it with you all this week. I hope it speaks to your heart & helps you focus on what’s really important in life & reminds you of where real happiness comes from, enjoy!

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 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 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. Savor the coffee, not the cups! 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.

Please feel free to leave comments & feedback, I love to hear from you all.


August 20, 2011 @08:39 pm I enjoyed you story,I Pray that God will Bless you.I need your Prayers while I'm going threw my storm.I need God to move on my behalf.May God Bless You and your family naomi
August 20, 2011 @02:31 am How true! Many times in our lives we fail to just enjoy it. Someone once asked what stage of parenthood do you like the most? Just enjoy each moment because it will be gone before you know it. April Biddle
August 19, 2011 @12:52 pm Great story and great lesson to learn. John Dargan

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