Facts of Life (Cup or Coffe)

The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.”

A group of graduates, 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, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the simple 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… 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 on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us. Enjoy your coffee!.”

 The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.
 They just make the best of everything.”

1. Live simply.
2. Love generously.
3. Care deeply.
4. Speak kindly.
5. Leave the rest to God.

You are the miracle, my friend;
Your life either shines a light OR casts a shadow!
Shine a light & Enjoy the Coffee!!!

20 Responses to “Facts of Life (Cup or Coffe)”

  1. sucharitha Says:

    hi, i like this story very much, because i too was doing the same thing, by considering the problems instead of enjoying the life.

  2. Ratna Says:

    Hi Guys,
    This might be just a story but we need to understand this is fact and things we are doing practically and in order to learn something from this we ought to be very natural in our dispositions before and behind so that this will erase the attitude of choosing the fine cups from all. Live with polished natural attitude and live in peace. Fantastic piece to read and live with.Guys,Please do encourage budding bookworms to get in touch with this site.Thank you “Moral &Ethics” 4 this fabulous piece.

  3. irfan siddiqui Says:

    fabulous story i heve ever read. very interesting and very simple way the writer have adopted. it means a lot to me becouse i am just facing the same thing from long time. may Allah help us all to live a better life than we have today amen

  4. jayanthi Says:

    this s a short and lovely story with lot of meaning which everyone must realise

  5. jeetu Says:

    hi friends
    keep your eye on the coffee not on the cup……..

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  7. sandip thaware Says:

    this is really a very good maral for all which is needed very much in this world where only money counts everything and not values

  8. vishwa Deepak Says:

    You have very good collection and really this story is gonna help so many people. thanks again 🙂

  9. mrs.neeru Says:

    i like this story very much. this isnot a story it changed my life fully. thanks a lot.

  10. Abrez Says:

    this is realy nice that u conveyed the message in a realy short story and above all that message covers entire life……

  11. siddika Says:

    salam……………i liked the story brother………..it is really very nice……..a good message in todays world we really want a moral story,s like this…….to leave a good and better life khz take care and remember in dua

  12. mythily Says:

    Excellent story….very simply told…But great in meaning

  13. Vrushali Says:

    its a really interesting & true story…………..about each person on this earth

  14. tazmeen zahra Says:

    it iz a best story
    it iz also reality

  15. priya Says:

    dis story teached best way to live our life


    very nice teaching. We are inviting stess by comparing with others and not seeing what we have achieved but complaining what we are not having

  17. sunitha Says:

    Simply story yet superb.
    Unfortunately many of us don’t realize the value of life.
    The best way to lead a happy life is not to put ourselves on a comparison scale with others

  18. Michael Asare Says:

    very true, we focus usually on our problems , but forgets to cast our burdens on God.

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