THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
AUTHOR-Shared from the Facebook page- Thought for the day
An elderly Chinese man had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his 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 man 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 man 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 man 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!
limiting thought to only one road
the wind in the treetops and nothing else
a rose petal in perfect pink, balancing on a broken stem
being in love with the scar on her face
a veggie garden with fresh earth and new sprouts
a unicorn cloud dancing in the sky
clearing the gutter of autumn leaves, so that the rain may flow
a heavy breath that floats away
laughter, hopscotch, marbles, undone shoelaces, grazed knees- and not a care in the world
sketching stick-figure people
observing the ladybird scurry to her den with joyous intensity
having the courage to live outside of ones mind and throw away the key
opening one’s heart to the troubled soul
excitement for the now
being able to say -“I love you”
indifference when you lose the game
a happy heart for the smiling victor
forgiveness despite their hatred
a dog’s heart
accepting honey, when you are jam
bidding fear farewell to make room for possibility
FEATURED PHOTO-Tom Karlo
Always make YOURSELF happy first.
Sacrificing your own needs repeatedly for others
Will suck the life out of your soul, leaving you lost and empty.
Being happy, is not a privilege, it’s a RIGHT.
Those that don’t respect this will drain you.
Those that do, will remain by your side.
Please love yourself enough, to do what’s right for YOU
It’s the only way to live