EMPOWERING WOMEN

Home » Inspirational Story » Inspirational Story

Inspirational Story

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,275 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Instagram

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

Spiritual Story by Unknown

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.
– See more at: http://www.spiritual-short-stories.com/spiritual-short-story-106-Life+is+Like+a+Cup+of+Coffee.html#sthash.DwjI1cUX.dpuf

Advertisements

3 Comments

  1. infinity says:

    Awesome Story…. I m gonna reblog it at my blog : Way To Good

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Poetry Book

Ghosts of His Past

Follow EMPOWERING WOMEN on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,275 other followers

Blogs I Follow

A girl with goals!

Chasing dreams, degrees and fitness after forty.

Your Happy Life

Quizzes, Tips and Articles to help you find happiness in your life

The Josi .E. ffect

Passion is birthed, not manufactured.

Insert Clever & Unique Here

A quirky man rambles on, as people unexpectedly read on.

Daffniblog

This is the only time I feel alive

Lets Talk Tommy

Daily words of UnWisdom.

Finding Happiness

in Mental Health

Joti Lit.

from one brain to another jotilit.com

Blase'

My heart, mind and soul...transcribed!

Words Well Chosen

I am the author of one novel, The VELVET BRIDGE. I write short stories, articles, poetry and am now working on another novel entitled CHOICES. I am posting chapters here.

%d bloggers like this: