Just a short reminder.. not much but hopefully it helps us in searching for the true happiness in life. Especially for me, myslef :)
A group of executives, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer 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 ex-students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said:
"If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones."
"Well, it is nothing but normal for you to want only the best for yourself, and that is the source of your problems and stress."
"What all of you really wanted was the coffee, not the cup. But you consciously went for the better cup and were eyeing each other's cup."
"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!
I know, I am totally a different person now as compared to me in the previous post. And hey, I'm not bipolar okay! haha ^0^. I found this in a web while I was 'googling' on the topic for my term paper just now. I found this article very much soothing and I'm moved by this =)
note to self: don't let emotion drive you when you are writing a post!
Maryam, let's looking for our own formula to be happy and contented with our life. Glad I've talked to you just now. Know I'm not alone... and of course you are not either!
Have you noticed I've posted twice today? OMG! This is my new achievement :) Ooh.. how cool is that! You should give me some awards (",)