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all4love

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Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« on: October 10, 2006, 12:56:03 PM »

I got this in my email and wanted to share it with all of you


Are you an egg or coffee bean ??


      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.

      May we all be COFFEE
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mongoose

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Re: Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 01:18:49 PM »

All4Love,
  That is awesome!!!   ;D  With God's strength, may we all be coffee beans indeed.

mongoose
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SandyFla

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Re: Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 02:39:07 PM »

Very nice.  :)  I find myself being an egg much of the time. Lord, help me to be a coffee bean instead ...

Sandy
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all4love

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Re: Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 04:36:48 PM »

Mongoose and SandyFla,

I agree completely and wholeheartedly.  Thank you for the response.

Love in Christ Jesus,
all4love
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SandyFla

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Re: Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 05:21:03 PM »

Very nice.  :)  I find myself being an egg much of the time. Lord, help me to be a coffee bean instead ...

Sandy

Not only that, but sometimes I can get BEANED by the coffee, which makes me an eggHEAD!  :D :D :D

(OK, I know I'm in trouble when I start answering myself ... but please, don't call the men in the white coats. I promise I'll be good!!!)  ;)

Sandy
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all4love

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Re: Are you an egg or coffee bean ??
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 10:19:55 PM »

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :-X :-X :-X :-X

Ok I won't tell!!!!
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