Savor your life


I came across this story (author unknown) and like to share it with you.

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers,
got together to visit their old university professor.
The 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, glass, plastic and chrystal.
Some plain looking,
some expensive,
some exquisite.
He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee.
After everyone 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 only to want the best for yourselves,
That is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup adds no quality to the coffee.
In most cases, it is 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
to see who had the best one.
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
And the 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!