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Thread: "Life doesn't have to be perfect, to be wonderful."

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    Depending on where your life is at the moment, this little article might change it from here on...


    A carrot, an egg and a cup of coffee... You will
    never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

    A young woman went to her mother and told her about
    her 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 mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three
    pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon
    the pots came to boil. In the first she placed
    carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the
    last she placed 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

    Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what
    do you see?"

    "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
    Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel
    the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.
    The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and
    break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed
    the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the
    daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she
    tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What
    does it mean, mother?"

    Her mother explained that each of these objects had
    faced the same adversity ... boiling water. 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 daughter. "When
    adversity 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 am I bitter and
    tough with a stiff spirit and 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 hour is the
    darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate
    yourself to another level? How do you handle
    adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

    May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
    enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to
    keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The
    happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of
    everything; they just make the most of everything that
    comes along their way. The brightest future will
    always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go
    forward in life until you let go of your past failures
    and heartaches.

    When you were born, you were crying and everyone
    around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end,
    you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you
    is crying. You might want to send this message to
    those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID);
    to those who have touched your life in one way or
    another; to those who make you smile when you really
    need it; to those who make you see the brighter side
    of things when you are really down; to those whose
    friendship you appreciate; to those who are so
    meaningful in your life.

    "Life doesn't have to be perfect, to be wonderful."

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    Lovely post sweety :hug1:

    Very true keep coming more :givefl;

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    well that's true, nice Naila
    Bhulana Sakoo Gay Mujhe Bhool Kar Tum
    Mein Aksar Tumhein Yaad Ati Rahongi
    Kabhi Khuwab Ban Kar Kabhi Yaad Ban Kar
    Mein Neendein Tumhari Churati Rahongi

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    koi baat hai?

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