This is one of the real life inspirational stories for all the kids and teens. Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
Her father took her to the kitchen. He took some potatoes, eggs and coffee beans. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once, the three pots began to boil, he placed eggs in one pot, potatoes in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. Also read, Emily- A Girl Who Couldn’t Fit In
After twenty minutes, he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her, he asked, “Daughter, what do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs, and coffee!” she hastily replied. “Look closer and touch the potatoes!” he said. She did and noticed that they were soft.
“Look closer and touch the potatoes!” he said. She did and noticed that they were soft. “Now take an egg and break it!” he said. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to smell the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face. “Father, what does this mean?” she asked. He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity, that is, the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently.
The potatoes went in strong, hard, and unrelenting but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in a boiling water. Then, the inside of the egg became hard. But, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
“Which one are you?” he asked his daughter. When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?
MORAL: IN LIFE, THINGS HAPPENS AROUND US, THINGS HAPPEN TO US, BUT THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS HOW YOU CHOOSE TO REACTTO IT AND WHAT YOU MAKE OUT OF IT.
LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING, ADOPTING AND CONVERTING ALL THE STRUGGLES THAT WE EXPERIENCE INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE.
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