Thursday, January 8, 2009

I will be away for a week !!! Enjoy the Hot Chocolate while I am away ...

My dearest blog readers, visitors and friends alike,

I will be away for a week starting this very Friday (9th Jan 2009). I will be back next Friday (16th Jan 2009).

I know what's on your mind though. "Where are you going eh?" you may asked :)

Well, let's just say I am going to travel ...

Frankly speaking, I never travel before ... I mean outside of Malaysia ... So, this coming adventure will be something new to me. I am pretty excited about it as a matter of fact.

No posting will be made for a whole week then ... but ... take heed ... without a doubt ~


Before that however, I am leaving you with a story I stumbled upon ... a thought provoking story ... Short it may be but it teaches us a whole lot. (Hope it last you for a week !!!)


A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to visit their old professor, now retired. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.

Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot chocolate.

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said: "Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, 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. The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each others cups."

Now consider this:

Life = hot chocolate; while your job, money and position in society = the cups.

They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything that they have.

Therefore, Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And, enjoy your hot chocolate.

(taken from Food for Thought ... with a little alteration by me to generalised it)

Until next week,

'poof!' ... oops ... (still here)

'POOF!' ...


м裏.jëиz said...

eh... what a coincidence. i will be away for a week too. where are u going? kekekek~~~

renaye said...

have fun!

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