parlez vous victoire?

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

maybe it's the power of coffee!

I received this email forward this morning... which may be quite relevant to my post last night...
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to

visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into

complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the

lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an

assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some

expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer 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.

What all of you really wanted, was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously

went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are

the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of

Life doesn't change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to

enjoy the coffee in it."

So please, don't let the cups drive you ... Enjoy the coffee.


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