The Tea Cup – Story with an amazing Moral!!

There was a couple who used to go shopping in beautiful stores. They both liked antiques and pottery, especially teacups. One day in a shop they saw a beautiful teacup.

They said, “May we see that? We’ve never seen one quite so beautiful.” As the storekeeper handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke.

“You don’t understand,” it said. “I haven’t always been a teacup. There was a time when I was red and I was clay.” My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over and I yelled out, “let me alone”, but he only smiled, “Not yet.”

“Then I was placed on a spinning wheel,” the teacup said, “and suddenly I was spun around and around. Stop it! I’m getting dizzy!” I screamed. But my master only nodded and said, ‘Not yet.”

Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as He shook his head, “Not yet.”

Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. “There, that’s better,” I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. “Stop it, stop it!” I cried. He only nodded,”Not yet.”

Then I knew there wasn’t any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf.

One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, “Look at yourself.” And I did. I said,”That’s not me; that couldn’t be me. It’s beautiful. I’m beautiful.”
Then my Master said to me, “I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you’d have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled.
I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn’t put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn’t done that, you never would have hardened;you would not have had any color in your life.
You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.”

Moral: God knows what He’s doing (for all of us).He is the all-Wise & all-Knowing.
He will mold us, by passing us through difficulties in life. So that we become better human beings and face the challenges of life with ease.

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7 Responses to The Tea Cup – Story with an amazing Moral!!

  1. Wasim August 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM #

    Hardness of our life is to make us more strong and better (value added life) provided if we remain patient and thanksful all the time.

    • Sara - Admin August 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM #

      Rightly said Wasim.

  2. Tabish January 16, 2012 at 6:24 AM #

    A very useless story…………only just a wastage of my precious time

    • Jhgyhg January 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM #


  3. mustafa August 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM #

    are teacups made from clay

  4. hussain r haji March 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM #

    When ever there is a irregularities-unest dispute which arises between two parties in a community or in a country (and in our case) between the government and the oppesitions the above example is applied.

    it is with unfortunate to notice that these parties some time forgets the main important factor which is the chain of link comprises the association concerning the interest of both parties.
    for instant if two people set and argue on the diplayed side of the coin which they view, their argument will never end unless a sincere initiative step is taken by one of them bothering himself to show the other side of coin that he is viewing.
    hence they pay no attention to another important factor (linked) which serves their point of interest, in this case is the price of that coin which at end returns its value’s benefit to both of them.
    to make this point more clear, if any one of us take a bank note of $ 10 with one side print and other side balnk. do you think that this Bank Note will be cashed in the market?. the answer logically is not, at end if gives us this result that they (both Opponent) must come to a compromised deal taking the advantage of mutual interest benefitting both without damaging their relationship.

    Pulling the rope and showing the muscle is mode of entertainment, even though still some time during the games people gets injured..

    The trust, understanding, respect of others opinion, and equity is a MUST subject which shall be considered as principle to remain always available between the community and treat it as an objective bases. and it shall be our responsibilities to teach our children this idiology and the fundamental sense of duty if we want to live in a peaceful environment and properity for a batter future of our children and the new generation to come.

  5. Doaa_bayoumy March 24, 2011 at 6:52 AM #

    loved it