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You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.


>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 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 does it mean, mother?'



Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced

> the same adversity: boiling water. 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, 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 stiff spirit 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.


>You might want to send this message to those people who

> mean something to you , to those who have touched your life

> in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you

> really need it; to those who make you see the brighter side

> of things when you are really down; to those whose

> friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in

> your life.


Jeremiah 30 verse 17 says.....But i will restore you to health and heal your wounds, because you called an out cast, zion for whom no one cares.

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