Completing a story on When Adversity Knocks
When Adversity Knocks Story: Mary was a young girl. She used to get annoyed with everything. She had a negative attitude towards life.
Once, when she felt that life was unbearable, she asked her father what to do. She told him that if she was able to manage and solve one problem, another one followed quickly.
Her father consoled her and took her to the kitchen. He asked Mary to take a potato, an egg and two spoons of tea leaves. Mary was surprised, and asked her father, “Do you want me to cook?”
“No,” her father said.
He then took three vessels and poured one cup of water in each vessel. The vessels were placed on the stove. Once the water started to boil, he dropped the potato in a vessel, egg in the second one and the tea leaves in the third one.
“Why are you doing all these things?” Mary asked, really annoyed with her father.
“Just wait fifteen minutes,” said her father.
The impatient daughter managed to wait for around 15 minutes.
Father removed the potato from the pot and placed in a plate. He did the same with the eggs. He filtered the tea decoction using a cup.
Now, he placed the two plates, one with the potato and the other with the egg, and the cup of tea in front of Mary.
He asked Mary, “What do you see?”
“Potato, egg and a cup of tea,” said Mary.
“No, you are wrong,” said her father. “Look at it closely and answer me.”
Mary replied the same.
“Now touch it and answer me.”
The potato was cooked and was soft, the egg was boiled hard, and the tea carried a nice aroma.