A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Cup of Hot Chocolate

I got this sent to me via email. You may have read it before, but if not, it really speaks to what is really important in life.

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate.
When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said: "Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, 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. The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, 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 hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us. God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups. The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And enjoy your hot chocolate.


FlowerLady said...

Dear Balisha ~ This was just what I needed today. Thank you so much for sharing it here. I'd love to post this on my blog also, if you don't mind, posting a link to your blog since I got it from you.

Have a great weekend and a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

garden girl said...

Very inspiring! Thanks Balisha. Have a wonderful weekend.

Balisha said...

Hi...this is something that I got in an email...I saved it for cold weather. You can use it however you wish.Have a wonderful weekend...Balisha

FlowerLady said...

Thanks Balisha ~ Have a lovely Sunday.