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Nugget # 2 Life is like having a Cuppa Tea

And for those of you chai lovers, here’s one for you to drink to…..

I’d like to share a quote from an Advertisement  I came across many years back –  I truly don’t remember the source….Do  let me know if you can help me recollect it.

I call it   LIFE IS LIKE HAVING A CUP OF TEA

“You sit by the window with a book in your lap, while soft wisps of steam curl up from the tea-cup. You lift the cup, assume a mid-distant gaze and take a careless little sip. Only to realize, somebody forgot to put in the sugar. Too lazy to limber up, you somehow struggle through that sugarless cup! Till you, ruefully, discover undissolved sugar crystals sitting at the bottom. By then, it is too late…..”  -Author unknown but greatly appreciated!

How true… At least for most of us….We live our life in bitter regret, maybe even blaming others for unachieved dreams and unfulfilled hopes. With our eyes on the distant horizon waiting for that day farther away in the future when we will finally see all our dreams come true and all our wishes fulfilled,we forget to make full use of the “NOW”, of what we already have,of  what is rightfully ours. Isn’t it true that it is our attitude that truly determines our altitude? If we give up on ourselves and assume a loser attitude assuming that the victory we are waiting for is too far away and so stop looking for it, we might just miss it when it does finally show up! 😦

I love this quote by Glorie Abelhas: “Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things.”

NUGGET OF LIFE: LIVE EXPECTANTLY, ALWAYS SAY GOOD THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO ME ; AND WHEN THEY DO,EMBRACE THEM, CELEBRATE THEM AND SHARE THEM!

PS: For a longer version of a similar post: A NEW DAY HAS COME , do chk out my other BLOG.

Link:  http://sparkylaurie.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

  

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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 1 LIFE IS LIKE A CUP OF COFFEE

Life is like a cup of Coffee:

LIFE IS LIKE A CUP OF COFFEE

While sipping my Morning Coffee, I stopped to reflect on what I could learn from this CUP of Coffee.

Let me share with you what I came up with…….

COFFEE is of different types: steaming hot coffee, luke- warm coffee, Cold coffee, Iced Coffee, strong coffee, light coffee, black coffee, frothy coffee ,coffee with milk, coffee with cream, coffee with lots of sugar, coffee without sugar, coffee with ice cream, Cocoa and coffee, Mocha, Coffee Latte, Espresso, cappuccino, filter coffee, instant coffee, NESCAFE, BRU, Brazilian Coffee, Arabian Coffee, Turkish Coffee ,you name it.

Whatever the type,the name of the beverage still remains the same. The difference is only in the temperature, pressure, type of bean, method of brewing or the accompanying ingredients.

Just Imagine if there was only one type of coffee…how very monotonous and boring!

Let us now draw a parallel  to our life.There are no two of us totally alike…we are all unique and amazingly one of a kind! Thank God for our Diversity!

We are different types of Coffee Beans: We are born with differences in nationality, colour,culture,  language, backgrounds, ethnic groups, family, talents  etc

Method of Brewing/Difference in accompanying ingredients: This refers to our upbringing, education, qualifications, religion, faith, value systems,attitudes, interests, political beliefs, strata of society, exposure by travel and interaction etc. which play a major role in development of our personality.

Temperature/Pressure: This refers to other factors that mould us like the hardships we may have faced/ the challenges encountered /experiences we may have gone through in life that leave a lasting impression on the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us.

 No matter what our particular concoction, may we always remember to retain our unique flavor and never forget to enjoy the other brews out there which are after all, also Coffee!

Care for a Cup of Coffee? …

NUGGET OF LIFE: Learn to See the Unity in the Diversity…learn to see the true Beauty of Life!

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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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