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1 Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:56 pm

Sashi

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Got this in an email today and thought everyone may enjoy reading this and contemplating which they are.
You don't have to write on the forum which you think you are...
Sorry about the large print...that's how it came in the email!!!



Carrots, Eggs,
& Coffee!




A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...
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.






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2 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:25 pm

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i am like the coffee bean! LOL! (also, i love coffee!)

3 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:55 pm

Sashi

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RubberDuckie22 wrote:i am like the coffee bean! LOL! (also, i love coffee!)

good for you rubberduckie!!! coffee does taste good..it also smells really good when its brewing.

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4 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:12 pm

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yep! LOL! it does!

5 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:13 pm

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I love the Smell of Coffee but I just can't seem to find anyone that I like the taste of.....odd I think..,.lol!


But in this case I think I am the Coffee Bean!


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6 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:55 pm

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I think I'm the carrot....LOL!

This is a nice thread Sashi!


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7 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:01 pm

Sashi

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Glad you like the thread... Flower Fairy Flower Fairy Flower Fairy

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8 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Fri May 09, 2008 4:08 pm

I think I am the coffee bean

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9 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Fri May 09, 2008 4:52 pm

Lexi

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im probally the coffee,

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10 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Mon May 19, 2008 4:32 pm

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I'm the Coffee Bean! I LOOVVEE coffee! Omg, once I had a whole gallon of coffee, and DRANK it all, then I started going NUTS. I'm not even old enoguh to drink cofffeeee! LoL!!


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11 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:43 am

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this is beautiful sashi!

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12 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:42 pm

Sashi

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Thank you sweetstuff! Flower Fairy Flower Fairy

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13 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:36 pm

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im either a coffie bean or an egg!i luv the smell of coffie!!!!!!


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14 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:24 am

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Carrot most likly....

This is really a beautiful email, sashi! Smile


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15 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:29 pm

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Im the coffee bean Smile Thanks for sharing this with us Sashi!

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16 Re: Are you a Carrot, Egg or Coffee on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:35 am

Alcnor

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I think I'm the egg.

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