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Hot Chocolate

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion & decided to go visit an old professor, now retired. During the visit, conversation turned to complaints about stress in their works & lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went to the kitchen, returning with a large pot of hot chocolate & an assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal - some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite, telling his visitors to help themselves.

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, he said, "Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain, cheap ones. While it's norm al to want the best for yourselves, that's the source of your problems & stress. The cup you drink from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. What you really wanted was the hot chocolate, not the cup, but you all went for the best cups, then you began eyeing each other's cups."

Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate ... your job, money and social position are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have doesn't define nor change the quality of your lives. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us.
God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups.
The happiest people don't have the best of everything;
they just make the best of everything they have.

Live Simply
Love Generously
Care Deeply
Speak Kindly

And Enjoy Your Hot Chocolate…