Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Life is Like Hot Chocolate

This was passed on to me in an email, and I liked it so much, I thought I would share with everyone! I don't know the author, but if anyone knows let me know who to give credit for this.

The seasons are a changin', and it will be time for this before you know it!

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old University 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 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 other's cups.

Now consider this:

Life is the Hot Chocolate;
Your job, money and position in society are 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 God provides us.

God makes the Hot Chocolate, man chooses the cups.

So True! Hope you enjoyed this story as much as I did, and now I will share one of my favorite ways to enjoy Hot Chocolate.

Chill Chaser (and it does!)
1 evelope of your favorite Hot Chocolate Mix
1 heaping teaspoon of coffee creamer
Enough hot water to almost fill the mug
Add a shot of ButterShots Schnapps
Mini-chocolate chips and mashmallows
Enjoy and feel the cold just melt away!