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Old 07-05-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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A note about life

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 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

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 trailer friends, have a great day
and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #3
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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Good one! *SMILE*
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