Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Enjoy the Coffee...

I realize that this is a crafty sorta blog, but sometimes someone sends me something that is just way to enlightening not to share with everyone....and this one of those times. If you knew me as well Sweetie Man, you would know that I have a REAL issue with people who don't accept me JUST the way I am....almost 50, long blonde a hair down to my behind (most say I should cut it for my age which makes me want to grow it longer!) probably a little too loud and corny at times, three piercings in my ear lobe (just got my third on vacation) and probably a butterfly tatoo on my 50th birthday. (if I don't chicken out in the meantime) I have an over-loving anxiety ridden cat, a neurotic dog, and am thinking about getting a Mastador pup from my neighbor (cross between a Mastiff and Lab)! My house is old, carpets need replaced as well as the furniture which my dog insists on humping when no one is around. But you know what...it doesn't make me a bad or lazy or a whatever person. I think I'm doin okay...I'm incredibly happy (give or take a few episodes with the teenage son) and I can make people laugh....and I love my life....and I love to share my thoughts and crafts and talents! Don't look at my clothes, my hair, my house....LOOK AT WHO I AM....and as the following story says...Don't look at my "CUP"...look at what's IN it........you may be surprised!!!

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, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - 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 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 coffee in most cases, 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 eying each other's cups. Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money, clothes we wear, houses we live in 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 coffee God has provided us." God brews the coffee, not the cups"..........enjoy your coffee!

7 Comments:

Courtney said...

Lu what's up? I love you for who you are.. YOu are a wonderful person.. Great story.. Have a good day.. Later gator..

Brandy said...

Hey Lucy. I with Court on this one. YOu are the first to be nice to me and help me on here and I dearly treasure your friendship. I dont care what you look like or what you have. You are the greatest friend I know and I appreciate you for it. Have a super day!!!

sydney said...

Great story, Lucy! Thanks for posting it. I enjoy the variety in life and people. Things would be pretty dull otherwise. Be the person you want to be. You're the one who has to live with yourself. :)

Vik said...

Beautiful story, Lucy! Thanks for sharing! I´ll copy it and forward to friends! :)

Christy said...

Wonderful story! Perfect time to read that in my life right now! Thanks for sharing!!

old lady said...

Thanks, Lucy.
I needed that.
(I think you are clairvoyant...)

Sue said...

Amen!! I with you 100%!