Sunday, June 11, 2006

Enjoy the Coffee?

When you read down a big, you'll understand why I titled this "Enjoy the coffee" . LOL

Just wanted to touch base with everyone, on how my friend Johns brother is doing. Wes stayed at Johns until he had to go to work yesterday,and then I went. I was really proud of Wes for volunteering to help out. He even mowed Johns yard. I'm sure the dogs got plenty of attention, because Wes is a dog lover like his mama! LOL Foxy and Nikki are probably missing him to day. Anyway, I didnt have to stay last night, as John got back around 9:30pm. His brother is doing much better. Awake,and Ventilator removed! The doctor said 99% of people as bad as he was, don't recover, so he was very lucky! Thankyou for your prayers!

I got this email today from Becky(cousin), and it's really worth reading! Decided , it was a good thing to share. I don't drink coffee, but I'm not picky about what I drink my Diet Mt Dew out of!!! Really , I'm not! LOL

This makes a lot of sense, if we read between the lines of which most of US fail to do in our life on this planet called EARTH. So......
Enjoy The CoffeeA 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 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 stress.What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eyeing each other's cups. Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and do not change the quality of Life. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided."So, don't let the cups drive you... Enjoy the coffee instead.Author Unknown


Nat said...

Ohhh I love this story - so true and so well said!

Vicki said...

Just catching up with you dear friend! I am so happy to hear your friend is doing better...and I LOVE this story so much. You brought tears to my eyes!