What Are You Made Of?
Retold by Gabe Rucker
A young woman went to see her mother and told her about all her troubles. Life was hard, and she felt like giving up. No sooner had one problem been resolved, it seemed, than a new one took its place. She was tired of the constant struggle.
Her mother took her into the kitchen and filled three pots with water. In the first pot she placed a carrot, in the second she placed an egg, and in the third she placed some ground coffee beans. She lit the stove and set the three pots to boil without saying a word.
Twenty minutes later she fished the carrot out and put it in a bowl. She pulled the egg out and put it in another bowl. Then she ladled the coffee through a strainer and into a cup. Turning then to…
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