An elderly Chinese woman

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  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    I hope you like this wonderful story.I got this from brother Bud1110 in a email I just had to share it with every one.



    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 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 woman
    bringing h ome 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 rewarding.

    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 the flowers on your side of the path!

    And send this to any or all of your cracked pot friends within
    five minutes and see what happens! don't forget the one that sent
    it to you!


    :look_down:


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  2. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    thanks for the read , ace
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Ace you truly are a man of GOD thank you for this
     
  4. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Thx Ace.Allways great reading your stories.
     
  5. catdaddy64

    catdaddy64 New Member

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    Thanks for the story...
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed