When I read this story about the old and nice professor and his old students, this is the story learned (American spelling): 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. “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. Savor the coffee, not the cups!”
As I was going through my photos while enjoying a cup of coffee, I saw this photo, “The Cup Story”, that I took in Seoul. This photo reminds me of a famous quote by an unknown author – “Life is like a cup of coffee”.
This quote has a story that accompanies it. The story is about the conversation between a Professor and his former students who gathered at the Professor’s home after stepping into the corporate world for many years.
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 guest 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…
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