Sunday, February 22, 2009

God's Coffee Anyone?

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 has provided us." 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.


  1. "They just make the best of everything."

    That's like the dave matthews band song, "Best of what's around." That's a good song.

  2. Fantastic metaphor! I'm going to enjoy my "coffee" today. There is such an abundance of good coffee!

  3. Hi there,

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    Love you my lady.
    Flying fish

  4. Thanks for your comments guys. Flying fish, thank you for the much appreciated compliment :).

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  7. Thanks so much for your comments! I absolutely love your blog and I love the metaphor for coffee.. thanks for posting and for the wonderful writing you do... it's very inspiring.

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