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Which one will you choose to be in life?

Which one will you choose to be in life?

Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; “Which are you?”

A young woman went to her grandmother 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 grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and 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 granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. “What’s the point,grandmother?”

Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity–boiling water–but 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 granddaughter.

“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 a 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 hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?


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Yay!!!  I love starting out my day with a GOOD surprise and this morning I got to do just that thanks to FFS ( http://futureflyingsaucers.wordpress.com/ )!  She nominated me for the Beautiful Mama Blog Award! (Thank you!!!)  I’m still new to blogging, having just started back in July of 2012, but I love it.  I’ve met a lot of super awesome people and it’s a joy to read their blogs and share life in this way.

Now I’m supposed to share three things I love about motherhood with you and then nominate some other “mom blogs”… so let me get busy here!


Three things that I love about motherhood-

  1. I love how they think I know everything at this stage of our lives together (this ends at some point lol).
  2. I love how much we actually enjoy being together as a family – hanging out or doing whatever.
  3. I love watching them grow, mature, learn, and become these amazing, God loving, people that I helped bring into this world and how they fill up my heart to the point of bursting.

My Nominations:

She’s already been nominated (obviously lol) but still… she is one seriously awesome mama, so my first nomination goes back to – http://futureflyingsaucers.wordpress.com/




In order for you to accept the award, please do the following  –

  • Save the above image (award) and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things that you love about being a mama.
  • Nominate other moms you feel deserve this award.  You may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

Congratulations to everyone!!!   And if you’re not into accepting and passing on awards like these…. well,  that’s okay too.   We still love and appreciate you! 🙂

I pray you all have a very blessed day!

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