Be the coffee bean

I found this story, and added some spin to it…. enjoy!

She put three pots of water over the fire, in the first pot she put some carrots.  In the second pot some eggs and in the third pot she put some coffee beans.  She boiled the pots for 15 minutes and then took out what she put in.

The carrots went in hard and came out soft.  The eggs went in soft on the inside and came out hard inside.  The coffee beans remained, but the water had changed color and there was a wonderful smell of coffee. 🙂

Now think about life, it’s not always easy.  Life is not always comfortable and it’s sometimes very hard.  Things don’t always happen like we wish and people sometimes treat up badly.  We work hard and don’t see results.  So what happens to you when you face such difficulties?

Now think of the pots, the boiling water is like our problems…

We can be like the carrots, we go in tough and strong and come out soft and weak.  We get tired, we lose hope, we give up, we stop fighting.  DON’T BE LIKE THE CARROTS!!

We can be like the eggs, we go in with a soft and sensitive heart and we end up hard and unfeeling inside.  We dislike others and don’t like ourselves very much either.  We become hard hearted… DON’T BE LIKE THE EGGS EITHER!!


We can be like the coffee beans, the water does not change the bean, but the beans change the water.  The water becomes different, you can see it, smell it and taste it.  The hotter the water, the longer it boils the better and stronger the coffee becomes.

We can be like the coffee beans, we make something good from the difficulties we face, we learn new things, develop new knowledge and skills.  We grow in experience and we make the world around us better.  We try new things, we believe in ourselves, we’re persistent, we’re patient.  Our problems and difficulties make us stronger and better and tougher.

What are you like when faced with a problem?

Are you like the carrot …

or the eggs ….

or the coffee beans??


cause I could use a good cup of coffee 🙂


One response

  1. I guess you could also say that you never know what you’re really made of until you are in hot water!

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