Nail In The Fence

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    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

    ! 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 le nd 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.


    :look_down:


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  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Ernest,

    That is a great one. It still hangs on my old office door, for now.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    Cheryl
     

  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    BTW, Ernest, It's especially bad when 2 very close people start shootin' nails with an automatic stapler. OUCH! Hurts like heck.

    Take care
    Cheryl
     
  4. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    That's one of my very favorites, Ace, thanks.

    And Cheryl, that's the truth!

    Hugs
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    thats really good im goung to make a copy and hang that in our home for my family [mostly wife an daughter] theyve been screamin at one another lately might do some good thanks buddy
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Ace that is another good one, Thanks for sharing. I have e-mailed it to some friends. Just maybe it will work for them.:smile2:
     
  7. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Thanks Ace,

    Another great post brother..
     
  8. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    You have once again shown us a very valuable post,thank you for sharing!:smile2:
     
  9. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Thanks for sharing. That was a wonderful post.
     
  10. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Thanks Ace, another great reminder of some important lessons!
     
  11. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    thanks ace. always enjoy ur posts brother
     
  12. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Ace,
    Thanks for the post!
    Some lessons in life are worth reading over again from time to time.