Saturday, 24 May 2014

Reflection 37 (adversity-story)


Today I want to share this wonderful story, I never want to forget, I was reading in a book by W. Dyer. It goes like this:

One evening a daughter came home to her mother and complained that her life was so messed up that she was losing all hope. The mother did not say a thing but she took three pots and filled them with water, put them on the stove and let them boil. Then in one pot she put carrots, in another one eggs and in the last one ground coffee beans. She let them boil for about 20 minutes before taking them of the fire and then asked her daughter to observe what had happened.

All three had undergone the same adversity, to be in boiling water for 20 minutes. The carrots were hard before and now had become soft. The eggs were liquid inside and fragile and now had hardened inside and the coffee beans had changed the water to a tasty mixture with a fantastic aroma.

How we do react to adversity. Do we become weak like the carrots, do we harden up inside, or do we manage to use the adversity to change our environment for the better, creating a wonderful "aroma"?

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