Enjoy the Cup of Coffee

I am fortunate enough not to get any fwd mails in my inbox. However Today i got one and this is what it is: (hope it interest you!)

Enjoy The 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.

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. 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.


வேதா said...

yeah enjoying the coffee very much:)
//I am fortunate enough not to get any fwd mails in my inbox. //
maraimugama ungaluku yaarum fwds anupalenu feel panreengalo? jus kidding(enaku daily inbox fulla fwds vanthu kuviyum, athuvum eppadi theriyuma? naan fwd paninathey enaku thirumbi fwd-a varum:)

Sat said...

funny you should post something like that, just the other day i was in one such arguments about how things became rather too competitive of late and poeple go that extra mile in order to get the 'extra' edge; but forget that in the long run it boils down to nothing or is most trivial....think about that next time a colleague tries to put you down to score some brownie points with ur boss!

prithz said...

Good one there... tickles my brain :)

Shuba said...

excccccccccceeeeeeeeeelllllllleeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnntttttttt!i was having something in mind and got an answer now!

Marutham said...

WOW!! Superbu!! Already padichadhu dhaan..Anaal namaku adikadi gnabagam ilama life-a paakrom!! So thanku for getting this back into our heads :)