Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Enjoying the Coffee (Life)

 “Quality coffee that is tasted from a worn tin ladle, is just as exquisite as that which is served from a golden cup.” ~Tammy Bennett

I looked up the word Abundance today. According to Mirriam-Webster it means:

1: an ample quantity

Are you at a place where you can say that you are living in Abundance? I read a story some time back, that summarized abundance. It is the message that I am trying to live during the September NO Spend month.

The story, by an author unknown, goes like this:

"A group of alumni, highly established in their careers got together to visit their old university professor.  The 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, and some exquisite-telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

After all of the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all of the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.  While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress." "Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee.  In most cases, it's 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 eyeing each other 's cups." 

"Now consider this: Life is the coffee.  The jobs, houses, cars, things, money and position in society are the cups.  They are just used to hold and contain life.  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." ~Author Unknown

Enjoy your coffee (life)~


  1. this was exactly what I needed to hear today! thank I am living in abundance but occasionally get caught up in the more more more of the media. Thank you for helping to realign my priorities...

  2. Great post! I agree, most of us are so richly blessed, all we have to do is look up to see a roof over our heads, feel our full stomachs & know we are blessed! :)

    I found you through Sharon & will add you to my blogroll... :)

  3. Cindy, I'm so glad that you stopped by, and you were able to connect when you needed it :)

    Carla, Thank you so much! Blessings to you~

  4. Crap. I would have gone for the nice cup. What does that say about me?

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog! I'm so glad that you did, because now I can read yours...and it's wonderful!! :)!

  5. Sharon, I think that says you're normal!! We all should want the best. I think we all just need to remember that it's the quality of the coffee in the cup (way we live our lives) that matters :) Seems like you have it together to me. I love your blog. So glad that you are here.

    Blessings~ Tammy

  6. Just catching up now... LOVE this blog post. Yes, I would have gone for the fancy cup as well. I'll be reminding myself to be aware of what's IN it first...

    Thank you!