Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday

Good Sunday Morning to all!
Did you get to sleep in?

Randy and I did not sleep in this morning . . .
Seeley Booth decided he needed out around 5:00 a.m.

Randy headed over to his mom and dad's house a bit later.
Their floor in the kitchen was flooded.
Apparently, they have a few issues with the kitchen sink.
He is busy fixing it as I write.

Three of my boys are upstairs playing Lego . . . I hear them singing Christmas carols! Crazy!
the other is in the kitchen with Katelyn and I.

The boys seem to be having the issue of fussing with one another.
One day I hope they will appreciate each other a bit more.

My coffee this morning is tasting "OH SO GOOD" and is relaxing.
Not planning to tackle much today . . .
a little tidy up but not much else.
I do have a few books to read and today is just the day to stay in and curl up with a good book or two!

I read this on Facebook this morning and thought I would pass it along . . . thought provoking.


A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about 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 to 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 place 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 and 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 addversity 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 I am 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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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?

---AUTHOR UNKNOWN




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