Nail in a fence

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  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica]NAIL IN THE FENCE
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    >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
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    >
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    >driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next

    >few weeks, as he learned to control his
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    >
    >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.
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    >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

    >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,
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    >they leave a scar just like this one. You

    >can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
    >
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    >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."


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  2. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    That's a good one, Patricia. Thanks for posting it!
     

  3. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    I think my fence would have a lot of holes.
     
  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    ive had to replace that fence many times when i was younger.its a good story angel.tks
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Patricia thanks for sharing. I could feel the Wisdom as I read the story. So True.:smile2: