Life is like a cup of coffee

by - 10:30 AM

Today I saw a video called 'Life is like a cup of coffee', a very inspiring video that opened my eyes to a new way of looking at my own life. The story, accompanied by beautiful background music, is about being content with what you have, about how you do not always have to strive for the best and how this can relieve stress.

''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 have been 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. Savor the coffee, not the cups! 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.''

  It's about being happy with your life, because what you have doesn't matter. The things you have can give you a feeling of happiness, but that feeling will be for a very short period.

If you're happy with your life, you'll be happy for a much longer period! In your life there will happen things that you really don't like, like death, fear and rejection. But that will only make you a stronger person. ''What doesn't kills you makes you stronger.'' Be happy with your life, and what it has given to you, because the most happy persons aren't always rich.


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3 interesting thoughts

  1. Mooi dat je zoiets plaatst,

    Zullen we elkaar volgen?


  2. Very inspiring :) thank you for stopping by my blog :)

    Love, Vanilla

  3. Thanks very much! I like both of your blogs :)

    @ Vanilla, I think you've made a mistake because thats my blog, haha :P