Thursday, April 9, 2009

How we look at things...

Today was great, even without the sunshine... it still was a good day. I had more energy, got some things done and even had my teeth cleaned...and I still thought it was a good day. That is saying something for me (one who is scared to go to the DENTIST) but I am getting braver. Plus, I love everyone there in their office, they are amazing people and so it was a real treat to go see them again. I feel like I have been away from so many people for soooooooooooo long.

I took a very late nap and so here I am staring at the walls, just did laundry, dishes, bills and lunches; now I am getting tired. So instead of staying up much later I thought I share this neat little story with you. I love ones like this, that bring such wisdom. Life is truly about how we look at things and realizing how powerful our words are.

Thanks again for all your love and support!

                                           The Bag of Nails

There was a little boy with a bad temper.
His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down.
He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.
He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his Father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence.
The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one".

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

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