Saturday, March 19, 2011

THE CARROT, THE EGG AND THE COFFEE BEAN.


Put three pots of water over the fire.
In the first pot, put some carrots.
In the second pot, put those eggs, 

and in the third pot, put the coffee beans that had been grounded into coffee powder.

The boiling water is like the problems of life.



boil all for 20 minutes..
then take out what you put in.. see the result






the carrots went in hard .. they are now soft


the eggs went in soft inside.. now they are hard inside


the coffee powder has disappeared.. but the water has the colour.. and the wonderful smell of coffee..






We probably can be like carrots.
We go in tough and strong..We come out soft and weak.
We get very tired, lost of hopes, we give up..



there's no more fighting spirit !





We might be like those 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..



there is no warm feeling.. only bitterness!





OR


We can choose to be like the coffee beans.


The water doesn't change the coffee powder..
but the coffee powder changes the water!

See it, smell it, drink it.
The hotter the water, the better its taste.

We make something good from the difficulties that we face.
We learn new things.. We hv 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.. better.. and tougher


so..again..




what are we like when things do not go well??


are we like the carrot


the egg




or the coffee bean??


we have to choose.. !!




AND


choose the coffee bean .. be like the coffee bean !












~taken from http://www.slideshare.net/mfr1505/coffee1