The cracked pot!


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Positivity rules!
Aug 31, 2004
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Valencia, España
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her 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 walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman 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 two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman 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 woman 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 you crackpots, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

I think there's something in this for each and every one of us!
Thats beautiful:cry::lol:
What a great story:hug:
Lovely Sandi, thanks xxx:hug:
what a lovely thought that is, we dont seem to think of things like this on a daily basis, so this was lovely to read
I don't feel sorry for the cracked pot...
what about that poor chinese woman...her poor neck ... never mind the pretty flowers..she needs to see a neck doctor...:eek:

:lol: xxx
I like that.:hug:
I've always been a crackpot but a very nice one :irked:
Both my cracks are potted - is this my problems:eek::eek::eek::eek: fabulous....puts a totally different meaning on a crack pot for me! How mad would that be if that's really where the term crack pot came from!
Nice one Sandi, makes you think doesnt it:)
How mad would that be if that's really where the term crack pot came from!

I really hope it is! Thanks for that Sandi. Has brought a smile to my face.:hug:

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