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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY I KNEW TOO LATE


There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily 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. He told his father about it and the 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 took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the 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 man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there." The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said "I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you." "Of course I can," said the father.

THIS STORY IS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE I DONT KNOW....BUT ITS JUST REMINDING MYSLEF AND THE READERS THAT WORDS U SPEAK HURT MIGHTIER THAN THE SHARPEST KNIFE........USE UR WORDS CORRECTLY......THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK AND LEAVEA SCAR...

6 comments:

Christine said...

Oye!!!
this story is meant for you...
hope u understand how every word that comes out when you're angry cuts like a knife....
i hope after reading this story...
i too don't cause anymore wounds...

maria said...

hi
>ur poems r so very good i can relate to evrything as if its there at the back of my mind or heart. i think that u wrote that story so that i realize not 2 get angry. but i have taken a resolution that i am going to forgive and love everybody unconditionally. i hope i do that.

thanx for writing the poems.
thanks for teaching me through ur life.

maria said...

hi
>ur poems r so very good i can relate to evrything as if its there at the back of my mind or heart. i think that u wrote that story so that i realize not 2 get angry. but i have taken a resolution that i am going to forgive and love everybody unconditionally. i hope i do that.

thanx for writing the poems.
thanks for teaching me through ur life.

maria said...

hi
>ur poems r so very good i can relate to evrything as if its there at the back of my mind or heart. i think that u wrote that story so that i realize not 2 get angry. but i have taken a resolution that i am going to forgive and love everybody unconditionally. i hope i do that.

thanx for writing the poems.
thanks for teaching me through ur life.

Priti said...

i must say it again tht ur imagination is very deep,beautiful and makes one think about it....
Will see to it tht i dunt hurt anybody...

The warrior in me said...

That made me go, "Hmmmm"- i've been the little boy too- but i'm learning. It breaks my heart to think of silly things i may have said/done to people who've cared most. Silly. Silly. Silly.

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