Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sunrise...

Has anyone else noticed how beautiful the sunrises have been for the last two weeks? Few occasions in life really stop me in my tracks and just look on in awe but I have taken a liking to stopping on my way to work and watching the beautiful sunrises.

Here is a little email chain that went around recently that I really enjoyed...

Coffee

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, nor change the quality of Life
we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the
coffee life has provided us." Living 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.

May you have a Happy 2007!

2 comments:

Rocketstar said...

Is this some kind of Jedi Mind trick?

I stop the same way in wonderment of the clear night sky sparkling with stars.

Megsta said...

Lovely! Kinda makes me wanna take up drinking coffee... hehehe naw, it's too bitter for my liking, I'll stick to my yummy Chai in the cheapy paper cup from the coffee joint!