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August 1st, 2006, 09:08 PM
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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 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!

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I love you ALL & your cracks too!
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August 1st, 2006, 09:20 PM
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That was nice. Thanks.
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August 1st, 2006, 10:43 PM
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What a cool story. I like writings like that. Thanks for sharing.
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August 2nd, 2006, 05:06 AM
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What a cool story. I like writings like that. Thanks for sharing.[/b]

i love this! im going to share this with the girls on my board..they will enjoy it..thanks for sending it!
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August 2nd, 2006, 06:50 AM
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Thanks so much for sharing that. I really needed to read it today. (((hugs)))
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August 2nd, 2006, 05:43 PM
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I really enjoyed that story too. It shows that perspective is everything.
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