• Amelia Sides

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Received this in an email and wanted to share.

Hot Chocolate Wisdom

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 hot chocolate, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups -porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain-looking, some expensive and some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the chocolate. After all the students had a cup of chocolate 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. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the chocolate. In most cases, it’s just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. “What all of you really wanted was chocolate, 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 chocolate, and the jobs, houses, cars, things, money and position in 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 chocolate God has provided us.”

“God brews the chocolate, not the cups . . enjoy your chocolate.” Being happy doesn’t mean every thing is perfect, it means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections.

Live in peace and peace will live in you.

Success is not final, Failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

  1. and here is another I have been meaning to share.

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked. “Oh yeah,” said the son. “So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.”

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.”

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

“Life is too short and friends are too few.”

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