Borrowing Strength Builds Weakness – A Lesson From My 104 Year Old Great Grandmother.

Midge - My 104 Year Old Great Grandmother

The strongest people in life are the ones who have endured the most.

Whether by choice or through life circumstance, strength comes as a result of confronting and overcoming difficulties and challenges.

How does a person strengthen their body?  By challenging it through exercise.

How does a person strengthen their mind?  By challenging it through expansive thinking.

How does a person strengthen their spirit?  By challenging it through inward reflection.

These aren’t the only methods, of course.

Life is full of challenging opportunities through which you can become a stronger person… But I’m sure you already knew that (we have all faced our fair share of challenges).

The difference then, between those who are strong and those who are not is how they choose to respond to challenge. Continue reading

Which Are You? Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee Beans? A Powerful Short Story About Handling Problems in Life.

Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; Which are you?

A young woman went to her grandmother 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 grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and 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 granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”

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