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Carrot, Egg or Coffee Bean -Which one are you?

Just thought I’d share one of my FAVORITE stories- The Carrot Egg or Coffee Bean

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and 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 do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked. “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity—boiling water—but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, 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, egg or 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 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 stiff spirit and a 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 hours is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another lever?

How do you handle Adversity? Are you a Carrot egg or coffee bean?

Carrot, Egg or Coffee Bean -Which one are you?

Gandhi quotes – My favorite one’s

My favorite Mohandas Gandhi quotes….

I decided to put together a collection of my Favorite Gandhi quotes. I find Mahatma Gandhi very inspirational. I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do.

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” Continue Reading…

Einstein- Famous Quotes

Einstein Famous Quotes– Here are my favorites. Let me know what yours are in the comments 🙂

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Continue Reading…

Can’t Please Everyone

You can’t please everyone!

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best with her quote “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’re damned if you and damned if you don’t.” For more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes check out Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes.

Anyway! Every Tuesday I join a “Think Big” phone conference that I love, today’s topic was on self-expression and the fact that not everyone is always going to understand why you do things, and lots of people will criticize and/or try to give you their 2 cents. The conference leader, Michael Port, told a fable from Aesop that he put in his book “Book Yourself Solid“. So I totally had to share cause I love it… Continue Reading…

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!!! In honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, I decided to compile my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes. Love him!!!

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Tweet: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. #drseuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Tweet:

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Tweet:

“Being crazy isn’t enough.”

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”

“In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”

“Only you can control your future.”

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.”

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”

“There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” -Click to Tweet this

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….”

“Things may happen and often do to people as brainy and footsy as you.”

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

dr seuss quote why fit in when you were born to stand out

“Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

“Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky.”

“When he worked,he really worked.
but when he played, he really PLAYED.”

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!

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