Tuesday, November 22, 2011

LIfe Is The Coffee

photo credit : honnebun3

I'd been a coffee drinker for so many years now. I don't know but there's something in coffee that I love. In fact, my day won't pass without indulging myself into a cup or two. Cappuccino is my all time favorite. Coffee has been my faithful companion during the times that I feel sad, feel weak, or feel alone. Sometimes, coffee can also symbolized friendship.....or perhaps, life!

Have you ever thought that your life is not perfect? There are still so many things in life that you want to get but you feel that you were already left behind. I guess most of you could relate to this story here....

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 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 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."

God brews the coffee, not the cups . . . enjoy your coffee. "Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect, It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections"


  1. I wish I am a coffee drinker too, Krizz but I am not :-)

    Sometimes I get tempted to drink a cup of coffee pero dahil lang yon sa umiinom din yong mga kasama ko pero I'd prefer milk over coffee, hehehe!

    But hey! Coffee and cups were used only as metaphors in this article and not the coffee per se, hahaha!

    Wonderful share again, Krizz. Nagtagumpay ka minsan pa na iinspire ako at ang marami mo pang readers. Indeed, life is hardly ever perfect. But with the coffee, we must enjoy life at its best :-)


  2. Like Lainy, hindi din ako coffee drinker. Paminsan minsan napapa-kape ako pero very rarely din :)

    Tama nga, there's nothing wrong with wanting and aiming the best for ourselves, pero just the same we should keep ourselves grounded and always appreciate life itself ^^

    Thanks again for this wonderful share, Krizza! :)

  3. Another wonderful story sis. Thanks for the great insight!

    I am not really a coffee drinker but started to like coffee when I was working on a graveyard shift. Although, it didn't become an addiction my day won't be complete without a cup of coffee when I got pregnant with Bella.

    So medyo hanggang ngayon kasama ko na sya. Ang kaya ko lang ung mga instant coffee na light lang din hindi kaya ang brewed and seldom lang din on cappuccino.

    Sis, paalam lang ako ha. Medyo madalang ang dalaw ko kasi nandito na kami sa Cagayan de Oro. Nakikigamit lng ako ng lappy ng sister ko although I brought my laptop with me wala kasing wifi dito. So singit singit lang ang gamit ko ng net kasi isa lang ang pwde mag connect.

    Bella is doing better now. Bumabawi sa nawalang timbang nya. I will try to post about her birthday when time permits.

    Thank you very much for the love and support. Hugz!

  4. @ Lainy, hmmm..so you're not much into coffee? Hehe. Si Algene lang pala ang kapareho ko ng hilig. Si KM at Rovie hindi din gaanu eh.
    Anyway, thanks for the kind words....I hope I'm able to entertain you a bit with my posts.
    Uyy...ang aga ko nakatulog Lain, these past few days nagbabawi ako sa tulog talaga. I was successful naman in doing that. Sensya na di kita nabati last night. I had a fine day yesterday. Medyo nagpa general cleaning ako ng room ko but I did not do it myself kasi di na kaya ng powers ko. I just asked housekeeping staff to do it for me. Now my room is really very clean kaya siguro napasarap tulog ko. I hope parati ganito. :)

  5. @ KM, thanks for that wonderful insight dear! Life is what we make it. Are u still in the Philippines?

  6. @ Rovie, thanks for swinging by Rovs. So you are already at CDO? Wow...ang bilis ah. Andyan ka na pala agad. Hmmm...you're going to be there for 2 weeks? That's great! I hope you'll be able to have a good bonding time with your family and your college friends.

    Keep posted! Take Care...

  7. This is a good read ate Kriz. I like the way how you connect coffee with life. Very inspiring ang post na'to. Another reminder for your readers about being happy and looking things beyond the physical realm.

    Sometimes, all we need is a cup of coffee, to bring us to this kind of state no one can ever explain. :)

    Same pala talaga tayo. Certified coffee drinker!

  8. Hmmm,,you are a coffee lover too. They call me Mr.coffee..I drink coffee at most once a day and it is just an ordinary KOPIKO sold in sari sari stores. Nice metaphor about life and coffee..but we need a cup to hold it, just temporarily until we finished drinking.

  9. @ Algene, yup...we are both certified coffee drinker. Actually, I started liking coffee since college days. Pag nag re review ayun nagkakape, hanggang nasanay na. I'm also glad that coffee can give so many meanings on various aspects of life. Effective metaphor sya on any story. :)

    Let's drink to that Gene!

  10. @ GbSb, oh should I call you Mr. coffee now? Hahaha! Nice input bro! I agree, we need some cups to hold it at least temporarily. But our choice of cups depends on us na. Thanks for being here, I appreciate it! :)

  11. I love this post. I salute the professor for the insight he/she gave on coffee drinking.

    I am not a coffee drinker but I do sip a cup or two when the weather is cold. I also drink coffee when there is nothing to drink and a good conversationalist is in front or beside you.

  12. Hi Jun! Thanks, I'm glad that you love this post. You are right, good conversation usually transpire over a cup of coffee.

    Thanks for swinging by! :)


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