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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 you, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Thank you, brother, Allen, for sharing! Our Creator transforms our weaknesses into strengths!

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29 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

Moral of the story is "Crackpots make the day beautiful".

 

 

Alpo makes the day beautiful?   :lol:

(Sorry, sorry, I really shouldn't say that about him...well about being a "crackpot."  He did introduce me to Tupelo Honey)

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14 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

Alpo makes the day beautiful?   :lol:

(Sorry, sorry, I really shouldn't say that about him...well about being a "crackpot."  He did introduce me to Tupelo Honey)

 

Not Van Morrison's best album but it's not bad and the song is pretty good.:rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I know what the food is also.:P

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31 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

 

 

Alpo makes the day beautiful?   :lol:

(Sorry, sorry, I really shouldn't say that about him...well about being a "crackpot."  He did introduce me to Tupelo Honey)

From "Harvey"

 

"P O O K A - Pooka - from old Celtic mythology - a fairy spirit in animal form - always very large. The pooka appears here and there - now and then - to this one and that one - a benign but mischievous creature - very fond of rumpots, crackpots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?"

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4 minutes ago, Alpo said:

From "Harvey"

 

"P O O K A - Pooka - from old Celtic mythology - a fairy spirit in animal form - always very large. The pooka appears here and there - now and then - to this one and that one - a benign but mischievous creature - very fond of rumpots, crackpots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?"

 

 

 

24 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

 

Not Van Morrison's best album but it's not bad and the song is pretty good.:rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I know what the food is also.:P

 

Now I have to look it up.
 

 

Ah!  One of the musicians that I usually ignore.

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