Saturday, August 25, 2007

A Coffee to savour...

A group of well established and successful professionals once got together to visit their old college lecturer. Catching up on all the old times, about the college life and the good old days, the conversation soon turned into complaints about the various stresses at work and in life....

Smiling, the lecturer went into the kitchen to get his guests a cup of coffee... and he returns with a large pot of hot coffee, and an assortment of cups- Porcelain,plastic, glass... some plain looking... some exquisite and expensive... He asked them to help themselves to a cup of coffee...


When everybody had a cup of coffee in their hands, the lecturer said -

If you notice, all the nice looking and expensive cups have been taken, leaving behind the cheap and the plain ones on the table..While it's only normal to want the best for yourselves, thats also the source of all ur problems and stresses... What all of you really wanted was coffee, and not the cup, but you consciously chose the better cockery, and even now you are eyeing each other's cups.

Now, If life is coffee, then jobs, money, your status in the society etc are the cups. They are just the tools to hold and contain your life, not the life itself... Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the main content inside the cup..

Happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather recognizing and appreciating the things that we do really have...

So dont let the cups drive you or distract you, Just concentrate on the warmth and the flavour of the coffee within...

Drink up your coffee and enjoy!! CHEERS!!! :)


Btw, "Mujhe coffee peena bahut pasand hai!!" ;)

1 comment:

Freaky Gal :-P said...

oye..

ur last line is soooo Shin Chan type!!.. :P :P