and heard a great thought the other day that inspired me to
change my attitude toward adversity (an annoyingly inevitable part of life!).
This inspirational thought is a story about carrots, eggs, and coffee beans.
(Sounds exciting, right? Just wait, it gets really good).
Here's the original story (it's long, but wonderful!):
(Story Source: http://mbstories.quora.com/The-carrot-the-egg-and-the-coffee-bean)
I am trying to be the coffee bean. I'm trying to become a better person when adversity comes by developing patience, understanding, humility, love, and selflessness rather than by exclaiming, "Woe is me!" and wallowing in self-pity. Doing that will not change my situation and will only make me feel worse. If, instead, I try to learn from the experience and gain an elevated perspective, I will be able to see my purpose in life more clearly.
Anyways...just a little something to think about at the start of a new week! Don't let past (or future) failures or hardships be a plague. Be a coffee bean (figuratively, of course!) that "changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain."
Any thoughts about the story? What did you like? Did it inspire you like it inspired me?