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Old 11-30-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Smile A cup of coffee

I got this email today and just wanted to share. It has a lot of wisdom in the words!!

A group of alumni, highly established in
their careers, got together to visit their old
university professor. The 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, and some exquisite - telling them to
help themselves to the coffee.

After 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 but normal for you to want only the best for
yourselves, that is the source of your problems and

"Be assured that the cup itself adds no
quality to the coffee. In most cases, it's 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 began eyeing each other's cups."

"Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and
the jobs, houses, cars, things, 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."

The Lord God brews the coffee, not the cups .. . .
Enjoy your coffee.

"Being happy :) doesn't mean everything's
perfect, It means you've decided to see beyond the

May God Bless and Keep You now and always.


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Old 11-30-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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Good one, tex.

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Old 11-30-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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This one is 'keeper'. All special ones are kept in my favorite place, the bible. Hope when I am not here anymore, the ones that are still around will cherish these messages the way I do.

Thanks, texasgirl. I needed this.
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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Texasgirl I really needed to read your email and it went to the real heart of things. I must print it out and keep in my special space for special stories.

Jill and Jolie
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:53 PM   #5
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Thank you for a wonderful message! I passed it on!
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:44 AM   #6
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Thank you for the feel good message - nice way to start the day!!!

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye - but only a few things will catch your heart. Pursue those!"
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