The Cracked Pot

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Someone posted this on another forum I'm on, and I really liked the message it has. :)



    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 walks 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 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.

    Have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
     
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    nice :)
     
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    Should be flowers popping up here any time now. I have noticed one or two crackpots on this forum.:flower:
     
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    Didn't read.

    I'm horrible.

    Is there a Cliffnotes for this?
     
  5. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ....why post in the thread if you didn't read it?
     
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    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    To get that exact response.

    Remember that kid that was bad in class and when he or she would leave the room, the teacher would say, 'Just ignore him and he'll stop being that way.'?

    I'm that kid.
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Good. I'll ignore you.
     
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    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    Someone is a little up tight. I guess I ventured into the wrong off-topic forum...
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I'm having a rotten couple of days and your post just grated me the wrong way.
     
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    I think I'm going to cry....*sniffle, sniffle...* No, I'm okay...

    It was just too sentimental!











    :D
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I thought it was sweet, and it made me smile on a day in which I was feeling pretty crappy. :)
     
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    It made me smile, and kinda go *sniffle, sniffle*....And damnit. I think that is the lone tear coming from my right eye.


     

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