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Monday, January 09, 2006
In this very stressful life, have you felt just like giving up when things started to be so hard for you? Have you ever wondered why you are tired of fighting & struggling while some of your friends are taking it so well?

Well, it is how each person reacts to the situation. An example is the "carrot, egg and the coffee bean." When all three were each made to sit and boil in a separate pot with water for 20 minutes, they turned out differently. The carrots were noted to be soft, while the egg after pulling off the shell, became hard boiled egg and finally, the coffee bean tasted perfectly with its rich aroma.

Each of them faced the same adversity....BOILING WATER....but each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard & relenting 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? Are you the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do wilt and become soft and lose strength? Or are you the egg that starts with malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Do you have a fluid spirit, but after death, a break-up, a financial hardship or some other trial, have become hardened and stiff? Does your shell look the same, but on the inside is bitter and tough with a hardened heart? Or are you like the coffee bean? Do you get better and change the situation around you when things are worst? When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity?
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  • At 1/09/2006 12:29 AM, Blogger Trinity13

    I would like to think of myself as the coffee bean. I def don't out of any situation weak and I'm not fragile to begin with. I try to change any adversity I come in contact with.

  • At 1/09/2006 11:45 AM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    After all the experiences I had passed, definitely I did not become a carrot but indeed it made me like an egg. Trying to be like the coffe beean you mentioned but is quite difficult to do. Maybe in time everything will change

  • At 1/09/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger Chrixean

    I know I am an egg. I've even described myself as one during our last women's retreat. Bad experiences have made me lose trust in people and have hardened my emotions. Good thing Ligaya is there to teach us otherwise. Hopefully the experiences that come my way will teach me to become more like a coffee bean.

  • At 1/09/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger Chrixean

    Oh btw, I'm tagging you! Visit my blog and follow instructions! heehee :-)

  • At 1/09/2006 5:00 PM, Anonymous russelle

    it may seem weird but i think sometimes i'm an egg and sometimes i'm a coffee bean. depends on how difficult the situation is.... hope it'll be coffee bean always...

  • At 1/09/2006 9:56 PM, Blogger Courtney

    Is this what you referred to on my site?
    Definitely not the coffee bean, probably the egg.