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Old 05-16-03, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cracked Pots

CRACKED POTS

A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a
pole which he carried across his 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 walk from the stream to the house,the cracked pot
arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with
the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his
house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for
which it was made.

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

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to
the water bearer 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 bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only
on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?

That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower
seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've
watered 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."

Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots.

But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together
so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person
for what they are, and look for the good in them........

Best wishes to all you crackpots!
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Old 05-16-03, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy wow Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!
Makes me think on much different lines(good reminder that we are all unique)I am not going to cry but I am humbled to say the least,Wow Were did you come up with that?




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Very nice! and true!

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I didn't come up with it, I got it from the email demon. With the recent activity on the general forum I thought it would be a fitting post.
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VERY fitting poem in deed Lisa...it realy does make you think on different lines...it almost puts you in someone elses shoes for a short time !

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nope, not me. I'm the good pot.
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Ill show that to my parents next time they see my report card.
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