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This Coffee Bean Has Registered!

Posted Dec 20 2008 5:54pm

HOLY COW! I did it.. I freakin’ did it. I have 10 little short months to prepare for… ya ready…

Batlimore Marathon The Baltimore Marathon!

That’s right, I registered. It’s official. I decided the earlier I signed up to more real it will be. I need it to be real. I WANT it to be real.

I also signed up for the Zooma half marathon in May. Ummmm Just for practice! LOL

So my plan is to relax a bit through the holiday season and then hit the pavement to start my training in January. Honestly, I can’t wait. I need the goal. I thrive on goals and I’m looking forward to accomplishing these two!

Other then that… nothing much has been going on. I feel much better after my weekend of Doritos. :) I did FINALLY record a podcast today, so I hope to get that published soon.

Now you may be wondering where the "Coffee Bean" titles comes into play. Let me share my food journal and then a story Louis passed on that I LOVE!

pumpkin smoothie recipe to come - see pic3
large double bowl of lentil soup4
grilled chicken on a whole wheat muffin with a bed a baby spinach, tomatoes and honey mustard… side of carrot sticks5
out for chinese with the family.. shared some chicken and broccoli, brown rice and low mein - estimate8
over indulged a bit on my plum sweets … love them!4

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

Are you a carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee

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 and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in 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.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter 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. 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?

Ask Yourself:

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 a 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 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 yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

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