It is most encouraging when blog readers submit to me stories, experiences and philosophies...that well blend with and enhance the messages I present through Merle's Kaleidoscope of Life. “Coffee Service” (previous posted article) and this one truly impressed me and bear significant importance to how we, today, may live our lives.
I extend gracious thanks to an American reader for having the insight to send me today’s article.
Life is Like Coffee
A video shows the University entrance...coffee pot...and assortment of beautiful cups and saucers from ornate to plain...captions at each picture “paint the lesson” to us all...illustrated with various coffee cups as the professor's message is revealed.
Think about it!
Maybe you don't even like coffee...but this is thought provoking.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, get together to visit their old college professor.
Conversation soon turned to complaints...about stress and work in life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large silver pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal...some plain looking...some expensive...some exquisite.
He told his guests to help themselves to the coffee. After everyone 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's the source of your problems and stress.
Be aware that the cup adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases ~ it's just not expensive...and in some cases, even hides what we drink...when all you really want is the coffee ~ not the cup. But you consciously went for the best cups...and then you began eyeing each other's cup. They are just tools to hold and contain Life.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee!
Savour the Coffee...not the Cup!
The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
Live simply...Speak kindly...Care deeply...Love graciously.
The happiest person is not the one who has the most! But the one who has the least.
Life is like Coffee!
SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest. Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize had rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of rules would be: "Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it."
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.
The second set of rules would be: The bank can end the game without warning and at any time can say, “It's over; the game is over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love, right? You would try to spend every cent, and use it, right?
ACTUALLY, THIS GAME IS REALITY!
Each of us is in possession of such a “magical” bank.
We just cant' seem to see it.
We just cant' seem to see it.
THE MAGICAL BANK IS TIME
Each awakening morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life...
and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone!
Each morning the account is refilled,
but the bank can dissolve your account at any time
Well, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?
Aren't they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?
Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by
so much quicker than you think.
So, take care of yourself and enjoy life!
Pearl of Wisdom
“The uncertainty of the present always give way
to the enchanted possibilities of the future.”
Crafted by Merle Baird-Kerr...May 3, 2013
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