well . its monday . just took my 1st shower at 7pm after sleeping d whole day away . n suddenly .. thought abt d weekend dat just has past . one of the tops i had so far .. in the city of angels . should have went snowboarding . but i guess i was meant not to go . to meet some wonderful down to earth peepz . and some more . a pretty girl by d name of sabrina asked me to read a post she posted a few days ago, when i was complainin abt life . as usual . but after reading it . i guess it some how made me stronger n i hope whoever reads it, will do d same for u


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
thatbrings 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.

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33 thoughts on “”

  1. I’m carrot.. 😦 I cried almost every single night. God only knows i’m so sad here. When in front of other people, I just pretended to be strong. But i’m so fragile inside. Who knows? And who really go and understand me? NONE.. When I said I’m ok..and I’m happy..Do you think I’m really happy about life? Just trying to comfort myself. They never look into my eyes and know who I am. All they want is who I can become for them. But I got no choice, I have to be happy no matter what.

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  2. Haha..promote my name?Really glad that you find it useful,and really hope it will remind you to stay strong yea?Make sure it wasn’t a mistake for me to believe on you from the start…Break em ankles..in,as well as outside of the bball court..^^

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  3. rofl! marv.. fishy is just saying that to make me happy. But the metaphors are so simplistic yet deep. I don’t know why but I’ve changed consisting of all those characters. So that makes me a carrot-flavoured coffee bean omelette?

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  4. i wanna be coffee bean tooz….^^ nice story btw…can i put it on my xanga..well i am going to..ahahah =p
    =D   PROPZ~~ is very very inspiring ne…^^

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  5. heya.. thanks for dropping by.. anyway, i think u did not read my whole post huh.. hehe..i know..cos it’s too long..hehe.. anyway, i did not play golf.. i went there for a one day job for a golf tournament.. hehhe.. u misunderstood lerr.. anyway, u play golf eh?
    oh yaa..compliments to ur post above.. it’s really meaningful and inspiring..:)

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  6. hey haha thanks for your comment.haha this post related to my last post. Yes i’ve always believed that life isn’t “what it’s suppose to be” rather what it is and it’s just how you handle it that makes the difference.

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