Which one are you? Coffee, Egg, or Carrot?

A Life Lesson…

 A young woman was complaining to her father about how difficult her life had become. He said nothing but took her to the kitchen and set 3 pans of water to boiling. To the first pan he added carrots; to the second, eggs; and to the third, ground coffee.

After all 3 had cooked, he put their contents into separate bowls and asked his daughter to cut into the eggs and carrots and smell the coffee. “What does this all mean?” she asked impatiently.

“Each food,” he said, “teaches us something about facing adversity, as represented by the boiling water.” The carrot went in hard, but came out soft and weak. The eggs went in fragile but came out hardened. The coffee, however, changed the water to something better. “Which will you be like as you face life?” he asked.

So I ask you, will you give up, become hard, or transform adversity into triumph? You are the chef of your life, what will you bring to the table?

[Adapted from the AccessChristian website]


And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.


Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

(949) 753-7900


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