The Carrot The Egg And The Coffee BeanFrom midgelet 7 years ago
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- A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how thingswere so hard for her.
- She did not know how she was going to make it andwanted to give up.
- She was tired of fighting and struggling.
- It seemed assoon as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
- Her mother took her to the kitchen.
- She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.
- Soon the pots came to boil.
- In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.
- She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.
- In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.
- She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl.
- She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
- Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
- Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."
- "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
- Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
- She did and noted that they were soft.
- The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it.
- After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.
- Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.
- The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
- The daughter then asked, ''What doesit mean, mother?"
- Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water.
- Each reacted differently.
- The carrot went instrong, hard, and unrelenting.
- However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
- The egg had been fragile.
- Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting
- through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.
- The ground coffee beans were unique, however.
- After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
- "Which are you?" she asked her daughter.
- "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?
- Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"
- Think of this: Which am I?
- Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
- Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat?
- Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial
- hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?
- Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiffspirit and hardened heart?
- Or am I like the coffee bean?
- The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain.
- When the water gets hot,it releases the fragrance and flavor.
- If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
- When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?
- How do you handle adversity?
- Are you a carrot,an egg or a coffee bean?
- May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.
- The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
- The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
- When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
- Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling....
- and everyone around you is crying.
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wow, loved it!! even brought a few tears to the eye, this is so true!!asheats in BIG BEAR LAKE loved it
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Inspirational...thanks for sharing.mrsc543 in North Reading loved it