I received an email last year called "Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee." It was about how when carrots, eggs, and coffee beans are subjected to boiling water, their different reactions are similar to how each of us respond in our own unique ways to adversity.
When you are faced with a challenge, struggle, or problem are you like the cooked carrot that weakens and loses resolve? Or do you become firmer and more resolute like the hard-boiled egg though look the same? Or are you like the coffee bean that changes into coffee; do you become a better person and rise to a higher level when faced with a challenge.? In my book Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, I talk about how I went through different stages of facing this challenge. I try to live my life as a cup of coffee!
Click on "comment" below and share how you might be like any of these three food items; in what circumstances you might be more like the carrot, egg, or the coffee; and how do you see the people in your life and how they respond to the boiling water of challenges.