Enjoy the coffee – Beautiful Story

A 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, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot 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 better cups and are eyeing each other’s cups.’ ‘Now, if life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it’

So don’t let the cups drive you…enjoy the coffee instead.


12 Responses to Enjoy the coffee – Beautiful Story

  1. Zafar Iqbal August 31, 2012 at 9:26 PM #

    A lot can happen over coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And that poet measured his life with Coffee Spoons!!!!!!

  2. Wasim August 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM #


  3. adonis July 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM #

    where s that facebook comment section … it was good … we could all share it up on facebook … why its out … ???

  4. FAISAL KHURSHID April 14, 2012 at 9:01 AM #

    assalam o alaikkum

    remarkable way to tell the true meaning of Life.

    I loved that

    • Sara - Admin April 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

      Thanks Faisal.!!

  5. Anonymous June 25, 2011 at 4:42 PM #

    true i 100% agree with the Professor!
    thanks 🙂

  6. Arifk_2008 June 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM #

    Very nice, knowledgeable system for all .

  7. Arifk_2008 June 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM #

    Very nice, knowledgeable system for all .

  8. Hisham Mohammed June 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM #

    I liked the Arabic version more 😛

  9. Abier November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM #

    a very good one sarah 🙂

  10. Tash June 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM #

    Really awesum… ur doin a very nice job… jst keep it up dat way…

  11. Muhammad March 28, 2010 at 9:08 PM #

    A nice one, Sara, please keep it up.