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MysticMelody
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posted June 06, 2006 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MysticMelody     Edit/Delete Message
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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geminstone
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posted June 07, 2006 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for geminstone     Edit/Delete Message
I love that!! Thanks for sharing, MysticMelody.

~ geminstone

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Stargazer
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posted June 07, 2006 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stargazer     Edit/Delete Message
That made my day!

Thanks

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Azalaksh
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posted June 07, 2006 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
What an excellent parable!!
Thanks, MM

Z

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Moon666Child
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posted June 07, 2006 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moon666Child     Edit/Delete Message
a classic

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Welcome Home to GhostVillage

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MysticMelody
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posted June 07, 2006 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MysticMelody     Edit/Delete Message
I liked it. Thought someone else might like it too. Three someone's so far.... So glad it added something to your day. And thanks for the thanks

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MysticMelody
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posted June 07, 2006 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MysticMelody     Edit/Delete Message
Oops, make that four....

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