When we are in difficult time and when we encounter problems, we act negatively most of the time. We naturally seek for something or someone to blame, we called it ‘the unlucky day’ ‘jinx’ or ‘misfortune’. If you learn to breath and think positive, you will be able to acknowledge your own emotions and go through with your obstacle.
Let me share with you this wonderful story I learned from an e-book ‘The Big Book of Inspiring Stories’ to get you started with your day and be inspired.
Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
Her father, a Chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.
After twenty minutes, he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.
Turning to her, he asked, “Daughter, what do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.
She did and noted that they were soft.
He then asked her to take an egg and break it.
Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee.
Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs, and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity, the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water it become soft and weak. The egg was fragile with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.
However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
“Which are you? he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
In life, things happen around us and things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.
End of the wonderful story.
So, which one are you? I hope we can be like a coffee bean, after exposed to the boiling water, it change the water and created something new. Other then, feeling depressed, we can start be creative. Remember in every problems, there are solutions and in every circumstances, lies an opportunity.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi
How we start our day is important, how we feel and think will influence our action for the next hours. Our thought makes a big chance of having a good or bad mood throughout the day. Celebrate your day with these tips.
Avoid negative thoughts
Imagine waking up in the morning thinking of the boring stuff you going to do, silly people you going to meet and long list of negatives statement you keep saying to yourself. What will you get? You will get what you want, and that is the bad, the ugly, all the negative vibes.
Say thank you God!
How do we start our day? Yes, we wake up! Don’t you think you need to be thankful that you are awake and alive? Yeah! The first thing you should do is pray. There are so many ways in giving thanks to God. You don’t have to kneel down, as long as it come from your heart, God are listening. You can sing ‘thank you God for today’ while getting out of bed.
Drink a Glass of Water
Make a habit by drinking a glass of water before you do anything else. Warm water is good and no ice better. You can start with one glass of water first, then start adding another glass. This healthy habit gives you energy you need. It helps in boosting your metabolism, feel more alert and refreshed. Drinking water in the morning will not only help your kidney function more effectively, but it can also help relieve the strain on your kidneys by flushing the waste products of your system.
Before you give others a compliment, pay one for you first. Say good morning to yourself, “good morning beautiful and smile to the person (you). You can even say ‘you look radiant, beautiful and younger everyday’ and mean it.
Positive Affirmation or Self Talk
Read a mantra from your own words. This mean to train your subconscious mind. Say positive affirmation or some call it mantra, make your own. Repeat it like a prayer and believe what you say to yourself. Here are some example ;
I am feeling healthier each day,
I choose love, joy and freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.
Money is good, i am a magnet to wealth and i will share my wealth to others
You can read books or go check in any motivation website, there are a lots of affirmations you can download.
The most important meal of the day. Healthy and nutritious breakfast will energize you through out the day. Its okay to skip lunch or dinner but never skip breakfast!
Believe me if you practice this tips, you will be loving yourself more than before. I hope this will help you achieve a successful and wonderful day. May God bless your day and fill it with happiness, joy and peace.
Have a great day ahead.
Your life is a story in a making. You directed, acted and edited by you alone. There would be time you plan something in the future but unable to achieve the story you wanted, you could either delete that part of the story or do some editing. Create another story, more interesting and more drama. It’s your story anyway. Your drama will be full of excitement, laughter, tears and lots of surprises.
Sometimes it’s hard to accept when things don’t go according to your plan but that is life, you can’t have everything easily, sometimes you need few plans to achieve that certain goal. Same with directing a movie, sometimes they can’t get a good shot, they have to change scene.
No matter how your story started, rough life, problems or any difficulties, just remember your story need a good ending. They are saying ‘it is not how it start but how it ends’. Be sure to do something good to others, probably you don’t have money to give but you have knowledge to share. You can be a good friend, a good listener or just a kind Samaritan to any strangers.
Remember, people will not remember what you given them but they will always remember how you make them feel, the good or bad memories will always keep playing in their mind. You are the actor, those around you just supporting actors/actresses. Make the best of your action, let others be affected by your kindness, be gentle with your words but be smart in dealing with people, otherwise others will take advantage on your kindness.
As we are human being, we are not saint, sometimes we feel we are good but not how others see it and vice verca. Others too thought they are already being good but that is not what you feel. Life is a series of learning and a journey of understanding.
People are watching your ‘movie’, some will help you go through bad times, some just love to see others struggling. And when you feel happy, not everybody happy with it, jealousy and hatred will make them find ways to make you feel miserable. That is life but how you take it is another thing, it is your life.
Your story will only end when once your life ended, when you are no longer in service to the community, the family and other human being. That is when people get to know your story and that will be the last episode in your life.
How you want people to remember you and your story, is all up to you. Make the best movie ever and enjoy life.