4 Dec

ummmmmm. yummmmmmm. can you taste it? can you smell it?

hot chocolate. my mix came from crystal’s beau, mike. i like mike.


i found this little ditty online and it was attributed to anonymous so i’m passing it along to you.
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. He then told them all to help themselves to the hot chocolate.

When they each 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 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.”

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

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

And enjoy your hot chocolate!!

i still really like my santa mugs….especially with hot chocolate in them!


3 Responses to “gratitude”

  1. Gayle December 4, 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    can i clink my 79cent walmart mug to your santa mug…. and make a toast?

    to friendship and simple joys…. may we have many more hot chocolates in life.


    ***OF COURSE! cheers right back atcha! kayp

  2. Suzanne December 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    We have been heating up hot water and having hot chocolate available on Saturdays. So far, only my children and other family members (and myself…) have been drinking it. The boys have decided that after their long cold walk from school, it’s a requirement. DOn’t blame them.

    Up until today, the only cups I’ve had at the store for people to drink out of were paper Halloween cups. Tastes the same, so it works for us.

    **i too think it’s a requirement for the boys after a cold walk!

  3. Jan December 5, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    I don’t know which I like more… the pic of the santa mug that looks just like the ones we had when I was little, or the fabulous story!!! I’m liking grattitude month!! Thanks for the morning smile Kay!!! Cheers to you from my red fiestaware mug… I swear it does make my coffee taste better though LOL

    yw for the smiles! we had a santa mug (similar to this one) when i was growing up too. i can’t imagine how mom kept the peace with 1 mug and 5 kids! cheers.

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