I have something very interesting to share today; hope it is motivational and enjoyable..because I know I did enjoy it so much that I have decided to take some time and effort to share this *smiles*
Let's begin the story with the introduction of our cast:
The Carrot, the Eggs and the coffee bean
Now, we put three pots of water over the fire
In the first pot, put in the carrots
In the second pot, put some eggs
In the third, you guessed it; put in the coffee bean (which have been grounded into coffee powder)
Boil all the three pots for 15 minutes and then, take out whatever that you have put in earlier.
The carrots went in hard, they are now soft
The eggs went in soft on the inside and now, they are hard inside
The coffee powder has disappeared
But the water, on the other hand has the color and the wonderful scent of coffee (think freshly-brewed coffee!)
Now, after doing that ridiculous experiment and having your observations, take a moment and think of life in general
Life is not always easy
Life is not always comfortable
Sometimes, even, life is very hard
Things don't happen when we wish
People don't treat us like we hope
We work very hard but get not much of a result
What happens when we face difficulties?
Now think and relate back to the pots we have just now
The boiling water is like the problems we faced in life
We can be like the carrots
We go in touch and strong
We come out soft and weak
We get very tired
We lose hope
We give up
There is NO MORE fighting spirit...
So, DON'T BE LIKE THE CARROTS!
We can be like the eggs
We start with a soft and sensitive heart
We end up very hard and unfeeling inside
We hate others
We don't like ourselves
We become hard-hearted (heartless)
There is no warm feeling, only bitterness
So, DON'T BE LIKE THE EGGS!
We can be like the Coffee Bean
The water does not change the coffee powder
The coffee powder changes the water!!
The water has become different because of the coffee powder
See it, smell it, drink it
The hotter the water, the better the taste!
We can be like the coffee beans
We make something good from the difficulties we face
We learn new things
We have new knowledge, new skills, new abilities
We grow in experience
We make the world around us better
To succeed, we must try.... and try again
We must believe in what we are doing
We must not give up
We must be patient
We must keep pushing
Problems and difficulties give us the chance to become stronger...and better...and tougher
Ask yourself this
What are we like when things do not go well?
Are we like the carrot?
or the eggs...
or the coffee bean?
Let's ALL be like the coffee bean!!
And live happily ever after!!
*BIG SMILE ON FACE*
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