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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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  • chichimonkeyface 8 years ago
    I needed this, thanks!
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  • bigshotsmom 8 years ago
    Thanks for sharing. Makes one stop and think.
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great post awsome stuff thanks has lots of meaning
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    mrsc543 ate it and said...
    Inspirational...thanks for sharing.
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    asheats ate it and said...
    wow, loved it!! even brought a few tears to the eye, this is so true!!
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  • valinkenmore 8 years ago
    That was wonderful and I am glad you posted it!
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  • toml 8 years ago
    Thanks it great
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