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THE CARROT, THE EGG
AND THE
COFFEE BEAN
Put three pots of water over the fire.
In the first pot, put some carrots.
In the second pot, put some eggs.
In the third pot, put some coffee beans
that have been grounded into coffee
powder.
Boil all three pots for 15 minutes.
Take out what you put in.
The carrots went in hard.
They are now soft.
The eggs went in soft inside.
Now they are hard inside.
But the water has
the colour and the
wonderful smell of
coffee.
The coffee
powder has
disappeared.
Now think about life.
Life is not always easy.
Life is not always
comfortable.
Sometimes life is very
hard.
We work very hard but get few results.
What happens when we face difficultiesdifficulties?
Things don’t happen
like we wis...
Now think about the pots.
The boiling water is like
the problems of life.
We can be like the carrots.
We go in
tough and strong.
We come out
soft and weak.
We get very tired.
We lose hope.
We give up.
There is no more
fighting spirit.
Don’t be like the carrots!Don’t be like the...
We can be like the eggs.
We start with a
soft and
sensitive heart.
We end up very
hard and
unfeeling inside.
We hate others.
We don’t like
ourselves.
We become
hard-hearted.
There is no warm feeling,
only bitterness.
Don’t be like ...
We can be like the coffee beans.
The water does
not change the
coffee powder.
The coffee
powder changes
the water!
The water has become different because
of the coffee powder.
See it.
Smell it.
Drink it.
The hotterhotter the water, the b...
We can be like the coffee beans.
We make something good from
the difficulties we face.
We learn new things.
We have new knowledge,
new skills, new abilities.
We grow in experience.
We make the world around us better.
To succeed, we must try… and try again.
We must believe in what we are doing.
We must not give up.
We must be patient.
We ...
Problems and difficulties give us
the chance to become strongerstronger…
and betterbetter… and toughertougher.
What are we like when things
do not go well?
Are we like the carrot…
or the egg…
or the coffee bean?
Be like the coffee bean!Be like the coffee bean!
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  1. 1. THE CARROT, THE EGG AND THE COFFEE BEAN
  2. 2. Put three pots of water over the fire.
  3. 3. In the first pot, put some carrots.
  4. 4. In the second pot, put some eggs.
  5. 5. In the third pot, put some coffee beans that have been grounded into coffee powder.
  6. 6. Boil all three pots for 15 minutes. Take out what you put in.
  7. 7. The carrots went in hard. They are now soft. The eggs went in soft inside. Now they are hard inside.
  8. 8. But the water has the colour and the wonderful smell of coffee. The coffee powder has disappeared.
  9. 9. Now think about life. Life is not always easy. Life is not always comfortable. Sometimes life is very hard.
  10. 10. We work very hard but get few results. What happens when we face difficultiesdifficulties? Things don’t happen like we wish. People don’t treat us like we hope.
  11. 11. Now think about the pots. The boiling water is like the problems of life.
  12. 12. We can be like the carrots. We go in tough and strong. We come out soft and weak.
  13. 13. We get very tired. We lose hope. We give up. There is no more fighting spirit. Don’t be like the carrots!Don’t be like the carrots!
  14. 14. We can be like the eggs. We start with a soft and sensitive heart. We end up very hard and unfeeling inside.
  15. 15. We hate others. We don’t like ourselves. We become hard-hearted. There is no warm feeling, only bitterness. Don’t be like the eggs!Don’t be like the eggs!
  16. 16. We can be like the coffee beans. The water does not change the coffee powder. The coffee powder changes the water!
  17. 17. The water has become different because of the coffee powder. See it. Smell it. Drink it. The hotterhotter the water, the betterbetter the taste.
  18. 18. We can be like the coffee beans. We make something good from the difficulties we face. We learn new things.
  19. 19. We have new knowledge, new skills, new abilities. We grow in experience.
  20. 20. We make the world around us better.
  21. 21. To succeed, we must try… and try again. We must believe in what we are doing. We must not give up. We must be patient. We must keep pushing. difficulties problems handle with care
  22. 22. Problems and difficulties give us the chance to become strongerstronger… and betterbetter… and toughertougher.
  23. 23. What are we like when things do not go well? Are we like the carrot… or the egg… or the coffee bean?
  24. 24. Be like the coffee bean!Be like the coffee bean!
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