To all my crackpot friends..........

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Cheryl, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    An elderly 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 home 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 2 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 crackpot friends.
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Thats sweet. Thanks for the smile!
     

  3. cook

    cook New Member

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    Oh No...I use a crockpot...what will I get?:eek:oooh: :eek:oooh:
     
  4. CatHound

    CatHound New Member

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    A nice Stew ?????????
     
  5. heavyduty

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    That is a great story! Thanks for the big:smile2: on my face!
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I think I'm gonna be sick! LOL!
     
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Now George you know you are just hallucinating, you were never well, yet.

    :tounge_out:
     
  8. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    George , "Let it Run" just use the good pot. I dont wont it leaking out on floor.:lol:

    As for me. Both my pots are cracked. I'm good to go.:big_smile:
     
  9. cattinfever999

    cattinfever999 New Member

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    Thank you, Cheryl. I really needed that today.:smile2:
     
  10. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    That was great Cheryl. Thank you for sharing such a sweet sentiment, and I'll make sure to stop and smell the flowers.
     
  11. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Tanya,

    I smell the flowers every chance I get!


    Thanks to everyone, glad y'all enjoyed it.

    Take care.
    Cheryl
     
  12. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    You ARE a hippie. I like the happiness that hippies project. What's that stuff...karma? Kidding! Geat picker upper for a wintry day.
     
  13. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    I'm an OLD hippie. :tounge_out: :lol: