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    Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    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 tha t 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, nor 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."

    "Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. You are the miracle, my friend, Your life either shines a light - or casts a shadow. Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly and Leave the Rest to God.





    "life either shines a light or casts a shadow"....reminds me of blacktrout.

    Happy New Year to the Clan.....enjoy your coffee this year.

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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    vn, ty

    RnD

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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    Very profound Renee. I enjoyed that very much. Thank you. Where did you get that?
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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    Somebody emailed it to me and I thought I would share.....
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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    That is quite true. I don't think about work when I am away from it.

    I don't worry about work when I am there. Do I want to do a good job? Yes. In the end, they cannot shoot me is my view on things.

    By the way, I serve a European blend...lol.
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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    Quote Originally Posted by UtterBlitz View Post
    "Be assured tha t the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee."

    I think that the material that the cup is made from does affect the taste of the drink. It's probably more noticeable with tea.... china (is that porcelin?) is best!



    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."

    So true. And at times so hard to live by. We (I) always want more, but I (we) live better than most.



    "Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. You are the miracle, my friend, Your life either shines a light - or casts a shadow. Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly and Leave the Rest to God.

    Good advice, hard to do. I'm still tryin.


    "life either shines a light or casts a shadow"....reminds me of blacktrout.

    I still miss him, and his creative jingo. He was a mine of rhetoric, occassional nuggets of written gold.

    I don't know how to individually quote lines.

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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    just add [/quote] to end a quote and [quote] to start the quote. Insert the text in the middle. You can do that over and over as many times as you want.

    I still miss trout also....he was something else alright. Full of attitude, full of fight, funny and smart. He was the bad boy of the board.
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    Re: Coffee vs. The Cup it's in

    Quote Originally Posted by UtterBlitz View Post
    Somebody emailed it to me and I thought I would share.....
    And thank you for doing so. That actually helps a lot with my current situation. Thanks again.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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