A young woman complained how hard life was..
Tired of struggling, she admitted she was ready to give up
Her mother boiled three pots of water..
Placing a carrot in one..
..an egg in another..
and finally coffee beans in the last.
"What do you see?" she asked.
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," replied the daughter.
"All three things went through the boiling water,"
her mother pointed out.
"But look how each reacted -
The carrot seemed strong and hard but went soft..
The egg's fragile shell and soft center became hardened..
But the coffee changed the water itself..
releasing its true nature.
If we don't choose how we change..
Others will choose for us.