Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NAIL IN THE FENCE



  
Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.
  
  
(Most importantly the last sentence)
  
There once was a little boy who had a bad

temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails
  
  
and told him that every time he lost his
temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
  
of the fence. The first day the boy had

driven 37 nails into the fence Over the next

next few weeks, as he learned to control his

anger, the number of nails hammered daily
  
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 very rare jewels, indeed. They
  
make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
  
They lend an ear, they share words of praise
and they always want to open their hearts to us."

It's National Friendship Week. Show your
  
friends how much you care. Send this to
  
everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if
  
it means sending it back to the person who
  
sent it to you. If it comes back to you,
  
then you'll know you have a circle of friends.
  
YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!
  
Now send this to every friend you have!! And to
your family ....
  
Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole

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