October 09, 2020
A group of former students who had already achieved success in the professional field went to see their university professor. The conversation soon revolved around the stress of work and life. Everyone started complaining.
The professor offered his guests coffee. He served it in a large jar and left it on the table with many different glasses - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some very ordinary, others very expensive. Then he invited his guests to pour coffee. After each of the students had a glass in his hand, the professor said:
- Surely, you must have noticed that each of you chose an expensive glass and no one seemed to be satisfied with the ordinary ones. As long as you want the best for yourself, your stress and problems will not stop. Certainly the cup will not change the quality of the coffee. In most cases, it just costs more, and sometimes even hides what we drink. It was important for you to drink coffee, but you consciously chose the best cups and then looked at the others.
Now think: Life is like coffee, and work, money and position in society are the cups. These are just objects that contain life, but they neither define it nor change its quality. Sometimes, while staring at the cup, we forget to enjoy the coffee given to us by God. God makes the coffee, not the cups. Enjoy your coffee!
The happiest people do not have the best. They find the best of what they have.