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03/04/17 Weekend Grif.Net – Coffee Cups

03/04/17 Weekend Grif.Net – Coffee Cups

A group of university =
alumni, well established in their careers, were talking at their reunion =
and decided to go visit their old university professor, now =
retired.  During their visit the conversation soon turned into =
complaints about stress in their work and lives.

 

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 alumni =
had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:  “Notice =
that all of the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving =
behind the plain and cheap ones. While its 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. Your job, your money and wealth and your positions =
in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life. =
The type of cup one has does not define, nor change the quality of life =
a person lives.

 

Sometimes, by =
concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has =
provided us. God makes the coffee, man chooses the cups. The happiest =
people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best =
of everything.

 

Enjoy your =
coffee!”

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"