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Potatoes, Eggs & Coffee Beans

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
This is a story about how we deal with pressure and adversity.
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11 reflections
Hard, soft, or fundamentally transformed?
I guess you can be brought low by adversity, but a hearty breakfast can give you a new outlook on the day?🤪🤣
I believe I am more like a coffee bean then a potato or an egg, at least I have become so. I think I started becoming a coffee bean when I was a kid, because I had many challenges with two spoiled siblings and a over-controlling strict grandmother. Now, I’ve been at a job for 33 years in which I have had to overcome many challenges, people and situations coming at me at the same time, one problem after the other. I think my childhood prepared me for my stressful job and my stressful job makes some of life’s challenges easier to handle. In the past I had more potatoes and eggs than coffee beans. My past had plenty of good times that made the tough stuff fade, but it’s also good to be where I am now. Thanks 🙏 Aura
To be quite honest...
I have to say that I’m all three. Depending on the circumstance and the adversity and how each presents itself, I may respond and/or react differently. I strive and struggle to be like the coffee, but realistically, I’m not sure that it’s a necessary expectation. And that’s okay with me. I will continue to be the best that I can using the skills that I have. As long as I don’t start going backwards, I figure I’m on the right track. ❤️🌷
Handling Adversity
Depending on the situation I am all 3 of these things...weak, strong, or can turn a crappy situation into something better. Handling adversity in life this is where it becomes important to make sure your taking care of yourself.
In the face of adversity
I want to be like the coffee bean 😊. A nice reminder that our most difficult experiences are often the ones with the most power to effect personal change
Change the water
I would like to be a coffee bean, but up to now, have mostly been an egg. I get harder and harder and my shell toughens. I get more cynical with more adversity. I would like to learn to be coffee and transform the adversity to something new and wonderful. Not sure how to get there...
I am...
I never give myself credit and stress a lot of things, things that really aren't a big deal. I always come out on top as the coffee bean. Sometimes I believe I am the potato and people actual see me as an egg. So thru everything I realize I am them all and it's okay because I'm growing. I just need to allow the time and patience to realize that.
Potatoes, eggs & coffee
These stories amaze me! A day or so ago, I read someone’s comments about this story and decided I really wanted to listen to it, but I couldn’t find it the next day because I couldn’t remember the name. Tonight, it was right here waiting. I hope to think of the story the next time adversity strikes so that I can choose my response instead of just reacting.
Potatoes, Eggs and Coffee Beans
I think we all would love to be the coffee beans: to turn a bad situation into something positive when we are faced with adversity. But I think the ability to do this comes with experience—making the mistake of being too soft and getting stepped on or becoming too hardened and realizing this is not who we intended to be. Unless you’re an old soul, being the coffee beans might be a matter of being old enough to have been all three and wise enough to know it’s best to be the coffee beans.
Potatoes, Coffee & Eggs
I learned that we all go through tough situations and it’s how we react to the situation and how we let the situation effect us.
I hope I am a coffee bean! If not, I want to become a coffee bean! ☕️ Listen to this great little story of transformation and decide which you are! 💫🙏♥️🙏💫
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