Good Coffee

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by TXBlueHunter, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. TXBlueHunter

    TXBlueHunter New Member

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    Just something food for thought!!!


    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 God has provided for 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.
     
  2. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    Great!

    Thank you.
     

  3. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    mmmm, Coffee. Makes me thirsty! LOL
     
  4. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    See,I ain;t the only one that thinks like this.This old cup I am living in is getting in mighty bad shape,but I sure have enjoyed some of the finest Coffee in the world in it.People use to make Coffee at popular spots on the river and lake banks in tin cans.You always rinsed the can and hung it upside down on a twig for the next person.That was some of the finest tasting and most enjoyed coffee in the world.From the rich Duck hunter with the thousand dollar shotgun on a cold winter day,to the old lady fishing the spawning Crappie with a cane pole on a cool early spring morning,they all bragged on that tin can coffee.It seems as if the taste is really in the heart and mind.My body may be a cracked old cup that is falling apart,but it has held some of the best tasting Coffee in the world in many ways.Even with all of my coffee slowly leaking out of the cracks,the aroma is still there and always will be,way after I am gone.peewee-williams
     
  5. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Great post Tim.Thx for sharing.