Saturday, March 23, 2013

Re-rechristened my blog

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I was toying with the idea of changing the name of my blog, for quite sometime now.
"A girl and her Incredible life" was too mainstream. I changed it to "Randomly penned" but still my mind wasn't satisfied.

Then I remembered a story I read on Facebook about how one should be coffee beans as it teaches us to turn adverse situations in favor of us.
Truly inspiring and as for the name.. I fell for "Coffee beans"; inspiring, aromatic, dynamic and delicious- perfect for my blog. *winks*

Below is the story that gave me the cue:
"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. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and 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 bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see?"
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her 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—but 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 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 a 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 to another lever?
How do you handle Adversity? Are you a Carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean? "


  1. So you like coffee too much hum ??? :D ...Aacha name hain "Coffee beans". Not sure but i think the name should be a little bigger with real coffee beans picture as background... and nice story BTW.... ;)

    1. @Cyber : Thanks :)
      I, don't like consuming much of coffee.. but the beans, the the site of fresh coffee in a cup.. or even a cold coffee is a delight for my eyes...and of course the aroma is heavenly :D

      Yeah, I will get a better template.. this is just for time being..and I don't want a big name.. may be in future I might get one but for now, I am happy with "Coffee Beans" ^_^

  2. Interesting story!! Even I had read this story sometime back..
    Good one! :)

    1. Thanks Kislaya, yea.. i find it quite motivating :)


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