Story 1: Coffee or Cup?
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and in 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, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, theprofessor said: "If you noticed, all the nice lookingexpensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, and that is the source of your problems and stress.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups and were eye-ing each other"s cups.
Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life and do not change the quality of Life. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee, God has provided."
So, don"t let the cups drive you; enjoy the coffee instead
Story 2: Millions of Stars
A manager and an engineer go on a camping trip,
set up their tent, and fell asleep.
Some hours later, the engineer wakes his manager friend. "
Look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
The manager replies, "I see millions of stars."
"What does that tell you?"
The manager ponders for a minute.
" Astronomically speaking, it tells me that
there are millions of galaxies and
potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately
a quarter past three.
Theologically, it's evident the Lord is
all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically, it seems we will have
a beautiful day tomorrow.
What does it tell you?"
The engineer is silent for a moment, then speaks.
"Practically...Someone has stolen our tent".
Moral: It's not about how much you know about everything. It's about how you can make use of what you know to help your situation