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:
coffee; the jobs,
money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain
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
generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.