Drinking my coffee this morning, I thought about a conversation between a Father and his daughter.
While sharing her frustrations about life, he took (3) pots of the same size, filled them all with equal amounts of water and put them on the stove to boil. The daughter continued to talk about the problems she was confronting, as the Father placed eggs in one pot, potatoes in the second and coffee beans in the third. The daughter watched impatiently, wondering what he was doing. After 20 minutes the Father turned off the stove, spooned out the eggs and potatoes, placing them into separate bowls, and poured the coffee into a cup.
“What do you see?” he asked his daughter.
“Eggs, potatoes and coffee,” she replied.
“Look closer,” he said. So, she leaned in for a closer look …
The eggs had hardened under the shell, the potatoes were softened and the smell of coffee made her smile.
“What does it all mean?” she asked.
All (3) faced the same problem, but each of them reacted differently, based on what they were made of. The potatoe went in hard and came out softer. The egg went in soft with only a thin shell protecting it, but when put in boiling water it hardened up on the inside. But the coffee was different because it transformed into something else. Blending with the water, making itself and the water better.
So, when ever you’re faced with a problem, what do YOU want to BE?