Blog: The Nature of Being Organized
As 2008 winds down I continue to be on the lookout for interesting topics and information on happiness for all of you. I received an email today that I thought was perfect. I won't be able to share the entire music video of beautiful children's faces, but I can share the story—"The Wisdom In Hot Chocolate".
A group of college classmates at a reunion decided they wanted to visit a former professor who was always very inspirational. When they all gathered the conversation turned to complaints about work stress, relationships and finances. The professor offered the group some hot chocolate and brought out a large pot with an assortment of cups—some quite exquisite and others cheap and chipped. Everyone chose the more expensive cups. The professor shared his wisdom with them.
He noted that they all chose the expensive cups and validated that it was important to want the best for themselves. He then added that what they really wanted was the hot chocolate not the cup; the cup adds nothing to the hot chocolate.
He encouraged them to think about life as the hot chocolate. Jobs, relationships, material possessions are simply containers for life. They don't define the quality of life. When we focus on the cup we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate. God brews the hot chocolate; he does not choose the cup. The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they make the best of everything they have.
More of his wisdom:
The richest person isn't the one who has the most, but one who needs the least.
If you'd like to see the pictures go to: www.kutefun.com
"The Wisdom of Hot Chocolate", a wonderful story that reminds us, especially at this time of the year, to focus our energy on the important things in life. Happiness is everywhere; we need but stop and notice.
posted on: 12/18/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.