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Maji ya moto

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by WomanOfSubstance, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. WomanOfSubstance

    WomanOfSubstance JF-Expert Member

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    Carrot, An Egg and A Cup of Coffee


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    A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee (we all fall into one of these categories)

    You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.​

    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?

    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 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?

    May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

    When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
    Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

    May we all be COFFEE




    Wapendwa wanachama wa MMU,
    Nimependa kuwashirikisha hiyo story kwa sababu ina mafunzo mazuri sana kwenye kupambana na ugumu katika maisha.

    Tujifunze kuhimili vishindo, masumbuko na majaribu ya maisha kwa kuona ni vipi "maji ya moto" yanavyoweza kukubadilisha ukawa mtu bora zaidi.Mara nyingi tunapokuwa kwenye magumu, tunaweza kujikuta tunachukua uamuzi tunaodhani ndio mzuri kupambana na hiyo hali, lakini ukweli wa mambo tunajitumbukiza kwenye matatizo zaidi.

    Hata pale ulipokosea, hauna haja ya kujilaumu kwa uamuzi mbaya uliowahi kuuchukua maishani kwani wahenga walisema, kukosa ni ubinadamu na siyo kosa, kosa ni kurudia kosa. Vile vile watu wanapokumbana na matatizo hasa kwenye maisha, kama wanakosa washauiri wazuri, ni rahisi sana kutumbukia kwenye balaa kubwa zaidi.

    Ni vizuri kuvuta subira, kuwataka ushauri watu wenye nia njema na kutafuta suluhu mapema.Tuepuke kuvuta sana migogoro kwenye mahusiano kwa sababu hali hiyo hukaribisha mengine yanayoweza kukufanya uje ujutie baadae.

     
  2. Mr Rocky

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    Asante sana sana
    Nimelipenda somo na nimeipenda story yote kiujumla na ni funzo zuri sana sana kwetu haswa tunaokutana na majaribu na shida mbalimbali
    Haswa suala la kuwa na uhitaji na ukawa na mtu ambaye unaweza kushare naye matatizo yako na akakupa ushauri na nini la kufanya
    Tumekuwa wepesi sana kuangukia kwa washauri wabaya na ambao badala ya kutushauri wanazidi kutuangamiza au kutupa ushauri ambao hauendani na hali halisi
    Matokeo ya watu kujiua si kwa sababu wana mamtatizo sana ila kwa kuwa walikuwa na matatizo na wakashindwa au wakakosa sehemu ya kuyatolea na kupata ushauri mzuri
    Tumekuwa wepesi na tumekuwa tukipata mamtatizo ila namna ya kuyashughulikia au kuyasolve imekuwa matatizo sana
    Nashukuru sana kwa funzo la story hii na maelezo yako ya nyongeza
     
  3. Kongosho

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    Story nzuri
    Lakini nakata rufaa

    Eti fang kakugongea LIKE
    Wakati mie huwa namwaga mapwoint ananichunia heh!
     
  4. WomanOfSubstance

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    Pole rafiki...Yuko wapi huyo Fang tumsute! Anataka kutugombanisha ehh?
    Nitafanya kazi ya ziada badae kupitia post na threads zako kuweka "LIKE" - Unaonaje ? DEAL?
     
  5. The Finest

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    We're all one or the other at one point in our lives...Our aim should be to behave like coffee and take control as much as we can of a situation so we change the tribulation we just passed for the better, so no one else has to go through that situation again.

    Character is not developed in ease and quiet, but rather built during times of adversity...times when we can choose to be a coffee bean, we should be strong and be light for others.

    TF.
     
  6. BADILI TABIA

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    asante. Nimelipenda somo, nitalitoa nami mahali, ridhaa yako tafadhali
     
  7. WomanOfSubstance

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    Usikonde ndugu maana hiyo hadithi siyo yangu.
    Tukipata vitu vizuri tuwashirikishe na wengine.
    KIZURI KULA NA NDUGU AU SIYO?
     
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    WoS you always come with something solid sister!!

    Reminds us to use our challenges as stepping stones ...
     
  9. Mr Rocky

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    Vile vile kutopoteza matumaini na whenever we have something isiwe ndio mwisho wa maisha au mwisho wa dunia
    Kila jambo linakuja kwa wakati wake na unapopata tatizo jua kuwa there is a way to solve it.
    Kukata tamaa iwe mwiko wa kila mmoja wetu
     
  10. AshaDii

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    Nimeipenda saana hili somo WoS.... Be sure I will be back.... THANK YOU!
     
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    To add on your point...... We should always look back and learn the lessons of life...whatever or whoever we are now , its because of the things we have been through ....whether the outcome is a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean...learn to be positive with GOD'S unrelenting LOVE, be grateful and humble enough..
     
  12. Roulette

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    This message finds me in a moment I need it more than ever...
    Ngoja nitafakari kwanza alafu nijue how I can go from being a carrot to becoming a coffee bean.
    THANKS WomanOfSubstance. (BTW: feels good to have you posting a thread again)
     
  13. King'asti

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    Unajua, nimewaza kuhusu cofee beans, how you can reuse them to brew fresh coffee in times of scarcity! And I'm just wowed! Thanks wOs!
     
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    Good one...

    ....but how do I change my egg mentality to coffee bean one?
     
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    asante wos,yaani mimi ni carrot kabisa.nikipata tatizo naona kama it is the end of me,kuna times huwa natamani kufa kabisa. Mungu nisaidie kuwa coffee and it is one of my resolutions this yr.
     
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    Waoo
    asante sana WOS..
     
  17. Lizzy

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    Somo zuri. . .
    Ahsante WoS!!
     
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    thanx.....
     
  19. WomanOfSubstance

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    Best Friend,
    Its nice to touch base....
    im glad if the message makes sense to u at a time when u need it..


     
  20. WomanOfSubstance

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    Mind boggling..but I guess it needs practice... to master it.... hard though....

     
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