A group of alumni,highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned int the compliments about stress in work and life . Offering his guests coffee, the professor went t the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and as assortment of cups-porcelain, plastic, glass, crystals, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite-telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hands, the professor said:”If you will notice , all the nice looking and expensive cuos were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other’s cups. The source of your problems and stress is that you want only the best for yourselves. Remember , 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.
The morale of the story is that God makes the coffee, man chooses the cups. The only source of happiness – and unhappiness – comes from inside yourself . The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.
Genuine happiness pertains to contentment. When you are contented wth the job you have, wtth your family, your friends, the place you live in, your car, and all the things that you now have, you will be happy.
LIfe is about finding out about right and wrong , trying and failing , wining and losing. Failure should not hinder us from becoming happy.
So Live simple . Love generously. Care deeply. Speak Kindly