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    Default HOT CHOCOLATE!! this is so cool...

    HOT CHOCOLATE

    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
    i t is j ust 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
    God has provided us. God makes the hot chocolate, man chooses the cups. The
    happiest people don't have 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. Happy 2008!

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    Great reminder, thanks for sharing.

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    I like that, it was very beautiful. Of course....now I want a mug of hot chocolate!

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    SO TRUE! That was great.

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    I like that alot. I'll have to share it.

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    ~Nice story! I just had to have a cup of hot chocolate too! Yumm!~

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    Great story. I am grateful to be reminded of this at the food pantry I volunteer at. Helps to remind me of the things that really matter.

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    Thanks for sharing, I will be sharing this with others.. I will especially send it to DH.. He thinks we have to look the money we make.. Not live the life we have.

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    I really enjoyed this story and will share it with others and of course after dinner I will have to have a cup of hot chocolate . It's the perfect cold night for one!

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    Lovely! Though it still gives me small pleasure to drink my hot chocolate out of my big Hershey mug from the park.

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    thank you for sharing,,,,now I want hot chocolate lol

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    I enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice story. I am so glad you shared it.

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