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Cracked Pot

Post by Helen » December 22nd, 2006, 8:30 pm

I like this story
The will of God will not take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always
Delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot
Arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing
Home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course , the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and
Miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it
Spoke to the woman one day by the stream"I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on
Your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"

"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted
Flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back,
You water them."

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to
Decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this
Beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws
We each have that make our lives together so very interesting and

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for
The good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember
To smell th e flowers on your side of the path!
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


Post by Amanda1 » December 22nd, 2006, 9:02 pm

I have seen this story before, and I read it everytime. Its message is so beautiful... thanks for sharing.



Post by uksteve » December 23rd, 2006, 1:38 am

Helen, What a beautiful sentiment, Loved it Thanx Steve


Post by Mark » December 23rd, 2006, 1:45 am

You always post nice posts Helen, thank you for that :)


Post by Don36 » December 23rd, 2006, 8:17 am

Helen, You always seem to find such great stories.
Thanks for sharing that with this "Crackpot"

Keith of WI

Post by Keith of WI » December 23rd, 2006, 11:53 am

Thank you Helen,

Just reminds me to be more optimistic, than pessimistic. Some days that in itself is my largest challenge, I'm sure along with a few others.

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Post by Kat » December 23rd, 2006, 1:11 pm

I always liked that message. Thanks for posting it.
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