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The CUP of Life #158590
March 15th, 2007 at 02:33 AM
March 15th, 2007 at 02:33 AM
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The CUP of Life

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 were 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 or change the quality of life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us." God brews the coffee, not the cups. ..
Enjoy your coffee!

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

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March 15th, 2007 at 02:35 AM
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Very nice, Jiffy. Thanks!

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March 15th, 2007 at 02:42 AM
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i really liked it too tina. and, it was a new one for a change!

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March 15th, 2007 at 12:12 PM
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Very nice life lesson in there, Jiffy!

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March 16th, 2007 at 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by Jiffymouse:
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything they have."


Leave the rest to God.
No truer words ever spoken!!!!!!! kissies thumbup


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March 16th, 2007 at 05:48 AM
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Thorn takes a cow pie molds it into a cup, fills it with coffee and takes a sip......"mmmmm, good coffee!"


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March 16th, 2007 at 10:24 AM
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I really like that Jiffy--it's so true. Thanks for sharing.


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