Lessons From ‘Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans’: A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity

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“Which among these three are you?” The grandmother asked her granddaughter. “When you are placed in the unknown territory, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

Are you the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity it becomes soft, and loses its strength?

Or, do you represent the egg that has the hardest shell but inside it still melts with the emotions and when the obstacles of life empower you, you change yourself and become the rock similar to the ones thrown at you.

Or, are you like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, similar to the lamp which spreads light by burning their own. When the water gets hot, the beans release the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when life’s challenges are at their worst, you are not afraid to sit in a tough place and be open to change.

How Do You Handle Adversity? Are You A Carrot, An Egg Or A Coffee Bean?

Lessons From 'Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans': A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity
Lessons From 'Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans': A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity

Things happen and adversity is a part of everyone’s life, but the ones who have the courage to stand by them and turn the obstacles around can only go forward. Learn, adapt and make the best of each experience, be it positive or negative.

It is often the toughest parts are the game changers, it is when we realize our hidden strengths and who we are. We realize these challenges are the gifts that can bring out the best our ourselves. When you accept the situation and take control over your life, you become stronger and wiser than ever. Embrace life’s challenges as an opportunity for self-transformation, then the journey of awakening begins.

Be like the COFFEE, when things are at their hardest, you thrive, you thrive to get better and transform the blocks around you.

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Lessons From 'Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans': A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity
Lessons From 'Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans': A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity
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Lessons From 'Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans': A Short Inspirational Story on Adversity
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Penelope Bell

Hi there, I am someone who loves the idea of being happy at all costs. I like to believe that life is too short for any negativity, smile and make the most of it, and Coffee helps too. Reading and writing are always keeping me engaged and entertained. I enjoy grabbing my headphone and go for a walk. Helping others is what I am passionate about because one of the best things you can do in your life is to let people know they are not alone.View Author posts