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A nice story #157703
10/06/03 11:50 AM
10/06/03 11:50 AM
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silkpainter Offline OP
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A friend sent me this story today. I thought I would share it.

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 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 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 2 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.

To all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers.

--Lee
www.cybercayecaulker.com
www.caribbean-colors.com

Re: A nice story #157704
10/06/03 12:13 PM
10/06/03 12:13 PM
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The Buckeye State, USA
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That was a great story, thanks, it helps justify my existence somewhat, but....I AM A LID!!!!

Re: A nice story #157705
10/06/03 12:24 PM
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Here's your card of the day DB...
The Star Card-May you find your purpose in life

General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Star card is about reconnecting one's Soul with the Divine -- the transcending of personality, family, community and reputation. It has to do ultimately with the freedom to be one's Self. The Soul is responding to celestial influences -- forces that can provide the personality with a stronger sense of purpose. The Star card helps us to remember our exalted origins and our attraction to a Higher Union.

This card could also be called the "Celestial Mandate" -- that which refers us back to our reason for being, our mission in this lifetime. The Star reminds us that, in a sense, we are agents of Divine Will in our day-to-day lives. If we let go of the idea that we are supposed to be in control, we can more easily notice and appreciate the synchronicities that are nudging us along. In this way, we become more conscious of the invisible Helping Hand, and we better understand our place within -- and value to -- the larger Cosmos.

Re: A nice story #157706
10/06/03 12:26 PM
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Does this have anything to do with scrubbing bathroom floors?

Re: A nice story #157707
10/06/03 12:30 PM
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I definitely need some of what you're smoking.

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If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Re: A nice story #157708
10/06/03 12:32 PM
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psssttttt....meet me on the library steps

Re: A nice story #157709
10/06/03 12:52 PM
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silkpainter Offline OP
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You dogs play too rough, I might have to yank on your choke chains.
Arent you glad I edited this message?

Re: A nice story #157710
10/06/03 12:54 PM
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not you db, i know what you're smoking. i meant lee [Linked Image]


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
Re: A nice story #157711
10/06/03 01:09 PM
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Choose a friend that has opposing flaw.

Dog that is the cutest fish.


Dare To Deviate
Re: A nice story #157712
10/06/03 03:39 PM
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db, and then there are 2 smile

Psssssstttt.... wink

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