Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Wisdom of Hot Chocolate

Photograph courtesy of our niece Michelle
as the Olymic Torch went through Richmond Hill Ontario last week.
tonight it is our turn
and it will go right by our old family homestead on Campbell Avenue
where many of us grew up and my Mother lived their with my precious Grandmother
until 2006 when she began her etertnal life.
This is such a lovely tribute for the family home that no longer is dwelled in

I am sure my beloved Mother had a hand in this from Heaven for this exact route.
I believe in Miracles and things that make us smile especially at Christmas.

The Wisdom in 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 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 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 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!!

My dear friend Shelley sent me a power point presentation of
the Wisdom of Hot Chocolate.
I love this
I love you Shelley
Merry Christmas everyone

Christmas is not a time, nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill and to be full of mercy
is to have the real Christmas spirit.


At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jeanne,
I want to wish you and your family a most wonderful, blessed and magical Christmas! Our Moms are with the angels smiling down at us.
Love and Hugs))

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Naturegirl said...

The torch went through our town this week! Woo Hoo!
Jeanne your continued prayers and support for me as I battle my cancer means a whole lot.
May you delight in the season of JOY!
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year! love and light Anna xo

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love

At 5:57 AM, Blogger Relyn said...

In case I don't get by here tomorrow, and of course, it is highly unlikely, it being Christmas day and all. I wanted to wish you the happiest, the merriest, the laughingest Christmas you've ever enjoyed. Merry Christmas, my friend.


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