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This is good!!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I received this in an e-mail today, from a friend of mine, and I wanted to pass it on to all of you......
I am guilty of this as well, of not controling my temper sometimes, and I think it is something several of us here (including me) struggle with, and sometimes don't realize how badly our comments hurt others. I just wanted to share this with you all:

A Good Story for Great Friends.....
> >
> > Make sure you read all the way down to the last
> >
> > There once was a little girl who had a bad temper.
Her mother gave
her a
> > bag of nails and told her that every time she lost
her temper, she
> > hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The
first day the girl
> > driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few
weeks, as she
> to
> > control her anger, the number of nails hammered
daily gradually
> > down. She discovered it was easier to hold her
temper than to drive
> those
> > nails into the fence.
> >
> > Finally the day came when the girl didn't lose her
temper at all.
> > told her mother about it and the mother suggested
that the girl now
> > out one nail for each day that she was able to
hold her temper. The
> > passed and the young girl was finally able to tell
her mother that
> the
> > nails were gone. The mother took her daughter by
the hand and led
her to
> > the fence. She said, "You have done well, my
daughter, but look at
> > holes in the fence. The fence will never be the
same. When you say
> things
> > in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.
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 as bad
as a physical
> >
> > Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make
you smile and
> > you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words
of praise and
> > always want to open their hearts to us.
> >
> > this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it
means sending it
> > to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back
to you, then
> know
> > you have a circle of friends. You are my
> and
> > I am honored to know you. Now send this to every
friend you have!!
> to
> > your family.
> >
> > Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole in
your fence."
post #2 of 6

Hi Deb :angel2::daisy:
That was awesome!
Thanks for the diplomatic reminder.

Love ya,
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well, Cat, I know I needed to be reminded, and I thought maybe others would benefit from it as well!
post #4 of 6
Hey Debby! Thats a really good illustration!! Soooo cool... Something everyone does well to remember....hopefully no-one here has too many holes....
post #5 of 6
How lovely,i will have to remember that and pass it on

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
I don't think it's ever too late to "patch" up those holes....if we just try. (but I think trying goes both ways)
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