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Online Studies in Lockdown : An inspirational story for all students

Reema was tired of staying at home in lockdown and attending e-learning school.She was missing her friends, playground and shopping. She went to her father, a chef, to complain. She said 

“Dad… I am fed up of staying all day at home.I want to go out and play.”

Also attending e-school is so difficult. sometimes the wifi network is weak, sometimes the laptop is slow…I cannot focus on learning.Her Dad replied

“Its ok dear…sometimes we have to deal with difficulties in life. come…lets go to kitchen.”

 Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen.

” Dear, help me to fill three pots with water … 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.
“Look closer” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

“Now take an egg and break it”. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained
“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 became 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 one are you?” he asked his daughter.

Moral of the story

In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is
how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it.
Life is all about leaning, adopting
and converting all the struggles that we experience into something positive.

Life is 10% of What Happens to Me and 90% of How I React to It
Charles R. Swindoll

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