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    The Cracked Pot


    A water bearer in India 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 bearer
    delivering only one and a half pots full of water to
    his house.

    Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its
    accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But
    the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own
    imperfection, and miserable that it was able to
    accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

    After 2 yrs of what it perceived to be a bitter
    failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the
    stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to
    apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only
    half my load because this crack in my side causes
    water to leak out all the way back to your house.
    Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this
    work, and you don't get full value from your
    efforts," the pot said.

    The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that
    there were flowers only on your side of the path,
    but not on the other pot's side? That's because I
    have always known about your flaw, and I planted
    flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day
    while we walk back, you've watered 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."

    Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're
    all cracked pots. 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.

    Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be
    bent out of shape.

    Remember to appreciate all the different people in
    your life!

    Blessings to all my crackedpot friends.

    Merry Christmas, too!!!!!
    .

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    Thank you sometimes we forget it can be good to be a little cracked.

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    Loved that Babynurse, thanks!

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    Thank You !!!! I feel better being a Cracked Pot myself......

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