KIARA – POTATO, EGG OR COFFEE?

MORAL – WHAT ONE CAN MAKE OUT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON HOW WE CHOOSE TO REACT TO A GIVEN SITUATION. IF WE TAKE OUT A POSITIVE RESULT THE WORST ADVERSITIES CAN ALSO FALL IN PLACE.

ONCE UPON A TIME KIARA COMPLAINED TO HER FATHER THAT HER LIFE WAS MISERABLE AND THAT SHE DIDN’T KNOW HOW SHE WAS GOING TO MAKE IT. SHE WAS TIRED OF FIGHTING AND STRUGGLING ALL THE TIME. WHEN ONE PROBLEM RESOLVES ANOTHER ONE STARTS VERY SOON.
KIARA’S FATHER TOOK HER TO THE KITCHEN AND FILLED THREE POTS WITH WATER AND PLACED EACH ON FIRE. ONCE THE THREE POTS OF WATER BEGAN TO BOIL HE PLACED POTATO IN ONE POT, EGGS IN THE SECOND POT AND GROUND COFFEE BEANS IN THE THIRD POT. HE LET THEM BOIL. THE DAUGHTER WAITED IMPATIENTLY, WONDERING WHAT HE WAS DOING.
AFTER TWENTY MINUTES HE TURNED OFF THE BURNERS. HE TOOK THE POTATOES OUT AND PLACED THEM IN A BOWL. SIMILARLY HE PLACED THE EGGS IN ANOTHER BOWL. HE PLACED THE COFFEE IN A CUP.
NOW HE TURNED TO KIARA AND ASKED HER WHAT SHE SAW. SHE REPLIED THAT SHE SAW POTATO, EGGS AND COFFEE. THEN HE ASKED HER TO TOUCH THE POTATOES. WHEN SHE TOUCHED THEM SHE NOTED THAT THEY WERE SOFT. SHE ALSO OBSERVED THE HARD BOILED EGGS. SHE COULD SMELL THE COFFEE, IT WAS SOOTHING. FINALLY SHE ASKED HER DAD THAT WHAT HE MEANT BY ALL THIS.
HE THEN EXPLAINED THAT THE POTATOES, THE EGGS AND THE COFFEE BEANS HAD FACED THE SAME ADVERSITY- THE BOILING WATER. BUT EACH HAD REACTED DIFFERENTLY. THE POTATO WENT IN STRONG AND HARD, BUT IN BOILING WATER, IT BECAME SOFT AND WEAK. THE EGG WAS FRAGILE, WITH THE THIN OUTER SHELL PROTECTING IT, BUT ONCE PUT IN BOILING WATER IT BECAME HARD. THE COFFEE BEANS WERE UNIQUE. ONCE ADDED TO THE BOILING WATER, THEY CHANGED THE WATER AND CREATED SOMETHING NEW.
WHEN ADVERSITY KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR HOW DO YOU RESPOND? ARE YOU A POTATO, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN?
KIARA NOW UNDERSTOOD WHAT HER FATHER WAS TRYING TO PREACH HER. SHE HUGGED HIM TO HELP HER UNDERSTAND LIFE BETTER. SHE NOW FELT MORE EQUIPPED, CONFIDENT AND KNEW EXACTLY HOW TO DEAL WITH HER PROBLEMS.

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