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

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 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, and

Leave the rest to God.

Author: Steven Sentosa

Steven Sentosa is a passionate blogger who likes to share his life and help others through his blog, MyInternetCorner.com. He offers social media services and Internet marketing consultation per client's request. You can reach him via Twitter @StevenSentosa.

  • joe

    tot, josef nih masih inget gak? blog loe masak kebanyakan cerita2 forward email aja, yg Personalnya kurang banyak tuh huehehe 😛

    Ntar gw bilang Iang masukin blog loe ke planet nih, ud tahu kalau kita punya agregator blog2 2002? ada di http://planet.csui02.net, buat iseng baca2 cerita temen2 tuh…

  • Steven Sentosa

    Joe, iya nih. emang personal “stuff” nya kurang yah.

    well, nanti gua lebih banyak lagi deh masukin my personal life gua disitu, emang ide pertamanya gitu sih.

    Thanks buat commentnya. Btw, boleh juga deh masukkin di planet. Gua gak tau sih kita punya kayak gituan. Let me know aja how to do it.