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February 10, 2009

Life is Like a Cup of 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 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.

~ Author Unknown

Take just a few minutes to experience the video. Live your BEST life! Enjoy!!

Many Blessings....
Hugo and Roxanne ~ Believe Achieve

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  1. Hi Hugo & Roxanne .. thanks for that perspective on life .. I particularly like the words .. make the best of everything; live simply; speak kindly; care deeply; love generously.

    Hilary - Be Positive Be Happy

  2. Hi Hugo & Roxanne_ Thank you for your posting the beautiful story and truth about life. When our eyes are focusing on cups, we all tend to forget what is inside, what is most important. Good lesson to remind the importance of truth.

  3. Hi there

    This one makes me smile - especially as I am waiting for the kettle to boil for a cup of coffee!
    And, you know what? I selected my favourite mug. The reason? Because somehow I feel it makes the coffee taste better. Now isn't that odd and very telling.


  4. Morning Roxani,
    Thank you for your good words and good wishes for my pregnancy. I am indeed pregnant and look forward to that time!
    Your blog really liked me. You have very positive thinking and love people who think so.
    I like looking at foreign language blog by translating the language tools in google. The truth is that I speak and write English, but always a need to help ...
    We'll visit often!


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