Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hot Chocolate

Here's another inspirational story that got into my company email last week. I have just read this a few minutes ago since I have attended to several tasks the past days. Now am just waiting for the right time to leave for my meeting at the power plant. I will be leaving in a few minutes. While waiting, I opened the mail and got this new inspiration. So, here's the insiprational story:

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were
at a reunion and decided to go visit their old
university professor, now

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
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
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

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly...
enjoy your hot chocolate.

Inspiring, isn't it? Now reflect on this and do something.....

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