A woman in her early 20s went to mother and she told her about life and how things are turning hard to her each every day. She had no idea how she will be taking her life forward, she was tired of struggling and fighting and all that she was able to think off was giving up on life.
It seemed to her that once her one problem was getting solved new one was waiting to jump into her life. Mother took her to the kitchen where she filled three of the water boiling pots and placed them on high flame. Soon the pots started to boil. In one of the pots she placed carrot, one had eggs and the last one had coffee beans. She didn’t utter a single word and kept on boiling the pots. Around thirty minutes, she switched off the flame and took about carrot kept them in a bowl followed up by eggs and placed it in another bowl. Then she poured the coffee out placed it in a cup. She asked her daughter to tell what is visible to her.
Eggs, carrot, and coffee as she replied in a confused tone. The mother came closer to her and asked her to touch the carrots and feel it to which she felt the softness of carrot. She asked to take out the egg from the bowl and break it. She did as she was asked and pulling off eggshell she observed the boiled egg. At last, she took a coffee sip and smiled as she tasted the richness of the coffee. The daughter then asked why her mother was asking her to do all this.
The mother explained to her daughter that each of the objects went through the same adversity which was boiling water, but each had a different reaction to this situation. The carrot was strong at first, but turned out to soften, becoming weak at the end.
About the egg it was fragile at first then thin shell was giving it the required protection, but under boiling water, the inside of the egg turned hard. The ground coffee beans changed the water taste and giving it its aroma.
Her mother then asked her which one out of these three are you? When the hardships will knock your door, how are you going to react like a carrot, a coffee bean or an egg?
This is for you to think now, are you that carrot who seems to be hard, but once it goes inside the trouble melts down and lose all the strength that it has or the egg that is malleable on heart but with the heart, it can change. The coffee beans that change the hot water taste giving its presence in the water and releasing the aroma, but the coffee itself lost its character by melting down in water with pain.
When the problems keep on falling to you one after another that is the time you have to show that you are capable of facing each problem with your inner strength.
There are times when you feel like leaving everything and not working for anything. Well, honestly, you have to take some while off from work in order to keep your mind and soul in the place, but taking a complete break from your dreams is something you have to avoid at any cost. Here is one such motivational story and you can go through it hopefully it will give you motivation:
There was a time back in early nineteenth when there was a boy who was talented, handsome and smart. But at the same time, he was quite selfish and temper was difficult that everyone wanted to move away from him and not make his friends. At times he will get angry and use harsh words that would hurt people around him.
Everyone from the family was extremely concerned about the bad temper he was having. They considered doing many different things and then the father of this boy came up with an idea. He asked his family to call the son and gave him a bag of nails and a hammer. He said, “Every time you get angry, you take a nail and drive it into the old fence as hard as you can”.
The hammer was very heavy and the fence was tough, nevertheless, this boy was furious on his first day he drove 37 nails through the fence.
Days passed and the number of nails on the fence gradually decreased. After some time this boy started to that it is easier to take hold on the temper than driving the nails into the fence.
One day the boy didn’t need the nail and hammer anymore as he learned to have held on his temper perfectly. He told this to his father and in return, his father asked him to pull out one nail on days when he was able to hold his temper throughout the day. With this, the days passed each time the nails were going off the fence and he gained control over his temper. His father appreciated him each time and told him a fact he learned from the life he asked him to focus on the holes that have been left from the nails. The fence will never be able to return back to its initial form the same happens when we use harsh words for anyone, whether it is a person we love or someone we have known for a while we can never take back the words we have said. They leave a scar just like the nail left a scar in the fence. It is always important to treat a person with respect irrespective of the mood we are having at that situation everyone is able to achieve something or the other in their lives and in thought of paying their achievements some respect we should always think before uttering something even if we feel that it is okay to joke about a person’s specifics but for the truth to be told something that seems good to you might not be fine for the other person.
One day a crow sat on a tree with a piece of flesh in her beak. At that time a fox came out of the jungle and stood beneath that tree. As he looked up he saw the crow with a bit of flesh in her beak and thought of having it.
But how? He at once planned to play a trick. He said, “How beautiful the crow is! How glossy her feathers are! But alas! God has not given her the voice to speak. He proves his cruelty in this respect.”
The crow at the high branch heard everything and was flattered by the admiration. To prove that he had a sweet voice he at once gave a loud caw.
At once the flesh dropped from its beak and without delay, the fox picked it up and went away saying, “The proud bird, had you been half as wise as you are proud, you would not have to lose the flesh.”
Moral: Vanity leads to misfortune.
Once a hare lived in a forest. He had many friends there. He had many friends in the field too. So he truly felt himself be the most popular member of the animal kingdom. One day he heard a few hounds approaching.
“Why should always a popular animal like me have to run for life when he hears the barking of a dog?” said he to himself. So he approached the horse and asked him to carry him on his back and move to a place of safety.
“There is nothing that I cannot do for you, my dear friend.” said the horse, “but at this moment I have some important work to do for my master. However, a popular creature like you will have no difficulty in getting someone else’s help.”
Then the hare approached the bull and asked him whether he could help him in his danger.
The bull replied, “My friend, you well know how much I feel for you and how glad am I to be of your service. But at this very moment, I have an appointment with a lady. Why don’t you ask the goat, our mutual friend?’
But the goat also was busy. So was the ram. The calf, the pig, and the ass were equally busy. Each assured the hare off his undying friendship. Each was anxious to help him but none came forward to his aid. By this time the hounds came quite close. So the hare took to her heels and luckily escaped.
Moral: He who has many friends has no friend.
One day a dog stole a piece of meat from a butcher’s shop. He started running away with the piece to a place of safety. There he would eat it quietly without any disturbance. On his way to that safe place, he had to cross a foot bridge over a clear stream. When he had crossed half of the bridge he looked down. He saw his own reflection in the water. He thought the reflection to be another dog with another piece of meat. As he was a greedy dog, he decided to have that piece of meat also. Immediately he snarled and made a grab for the other dog’s meat. As the greedy dog opened his mouth the piece of meat dropped down and fell into the stream. Thus he lost his own piece.
Moral: Grasp all, lose all.
Once a fox was famished with hunger. He was thirsty too. He then moved hither and thither in search of food. At last, he entered a vineyard. The sun-ripened grapes were hanging from the vines high up. It was too high for him to reach. Aiming at the lowest bunch he took a run and a jump. But he missed. He tried again and again but in vain. At last, he ran out of energy, became exhausted and tired. He then last came out of the vineyard, muttering.”I never really wanted these grapes. I am sure they must be sour.”
Moral: Fools despise what they cannot achieve.
One day two beautiful pots, one of earthenware and the other one of brass, were carried downstream by a river in flood. The pot of brass begged his companion to remain as close by his side as possible, and he would protect him.
“You are very kind and sympathetic,” replied the earthen pot, “but that the cause for which I am afraid of. If you only keep your distance, I shall be able to go in my way safety. But should we come too close, whether I strike you or you strike me, I am sure to be the one who will get the worst of it.”
Moral: Keep a safe distance from powerful neighbours.