Appreciation

In a Chinese legend, a group of elderly gentlemen often met in rotation of each others homes to exchange wisdom over a cup of tea. Each host tried to find the finest and most costly varieties, to create exotic blends that would arouse the admiration of his guests.

When the most venerable and respected of the group entertained, he served his tea with unprecedented ceremony, measuring the leaves from a golden box.  The assembled colleagues praised this exquisite tea.

The host smiled and said, "The tea you have found so delightful is the same tea our peasants drink.  I hope it is a reminder to all, that the good things in life are not necessarily the rarest or most costly."      

Steve