Tuesday, July 21, 2009

THE FENCE

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him to hammer a nail in the back fence every time he lost his temper. The first day the boy drove 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. His father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father led his son to the fence. "You have done well son, but look at the holes in the fence," he said. "When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like the nail holes. You can put a knife in a person and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is just as bad as a physical one."
So heres hoping that your "fences" are intact and without any holes. Bless your hearts!

6 comments:

Tim Koppenhaver said...

Nice story. So many people think that just saying sorry fixes everything, but it doesn't quite work the same as the undo button. The real fix is to think before doing something you'll regret.

Anonymous said...

I like this story! It's been a long time since I've read it. :)

~bridgesyoucross

captron52 said...

Hey Tim
Glad you liked it. I agree with what you said wholeheartedly. Thanks for stopping by and sharing yiour feelings

captron52 said...

Hi Bridges
Great to see ya again. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I hope things are going really great for you these days!

Simon said...

This is such a pleasant moral tale I shall resist the temptation to make a satirical response to it. You may consider yourself honoured. :)

captron52 said...

I do indeed Simon! Thanks for stopping by