Life is the Coffee!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX First AB21301874

CoffeeWe had our weekly sales meeting this morning and my broker shared with us something that she found.  I asked her to email it to me so I could share with all my ActiveRainers.

 

Life is the Coffee!

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 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, 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, and the jobs, houses, cars, things, money 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.
 
"Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect, it means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections"  Live in peace and peace will live in you.

 

 

How true is this in our profession?  I remember when I first started I would look around at a few of the agents in my office who seemed to live there.  I specifically remember telling myself that I did NOT want to be like that.  But something happened in between then and now and sometimes I catch myself being exactly what I didn't want to become.  What is the point of working so hard if it means sacrificing things that are important to us like time with our friends and family?  There is NONE!  Slooooooooooooowwwww doooooooooooooowwwnn.  Take time for yourself and sit back and enjoy the coffee!

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Brett Mumaw REALTOR®

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Thanks for stopping by Brian.  I love your professor's analogy as well.
January 19, 2007 09:43 AM
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Oh I liked that very much thank you for posting it.
Being the Java-Junkie I am :) it will be pinned to my wall by 10:00 am tomorrow morning :o)!
March 13, 2007 05:24 PM
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Kristy Gitzlaff
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Thanks for posting that, it is so easy to get caught up in everything this world has to offer. It is a good reminder that in the end, what is in our hearts that truly matter.
March 14, 2007 09:24 PM
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Your right there Brett, good post and a good way to look at life, and also our profession.  You made my day with this post.  I have a friend that is losing his father, due to cancer.  My days for the past few, to say the least have been with concern for my friend and his Dad.  Your post helps to get me back into perspective and get with the program, life in general.  God has a lot to do with this process, about 100% actually.  Thanks for sharing with us.
March 19, 2007 07:49 AM
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Brett- Thank you for this post. It was a great read, with an excellent message.
March 19, 2007 11:41 AM
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