Enjoy your COFFEE . Stop envying the CUPS !

Sustainable Agriculture, MSME & Green Value Chain Finance | Priority Sector Finance | Manoj Rawat, ValueFin India

Enjoy your COFFEE . Stop envying the CUPS !

Enjoy your COFFEE . Stop envying the CUPS !

Enjoy your Coffee. Stop envying the Cups.

A Group of friends, highly established, well placed, who’s who in their corporate careers got together to visit their old University Professor.

Conversation started, soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his student guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of COFFEE and Large number of CUPS made of porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite !

He told the guests 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, simple and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of problems and stress.

Be assured that the CUP itself adds no quality to the COFFEE. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was COFFEE, not the CUP, but you consciously went for the best CUPS…And then began envying each other’s CUPs.

Now consider this: “Life is the COFFEE; the jobs, money and position in the society are the CUPS. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of CUP we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the CUP, we fail to enjoy the COFFEE. God has provided us”.

God brews the COFFEE, not the CUPS !

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Enjoy your COFFEE.

Manoj Rawat | India

The views expressed are purely personal.

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