Something for everyone here... :)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by nina2, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. nina2

    nina2 New Member

    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 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, and everyday 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 my 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 everyone on this board, thank you for watering the flowers of my life.
    nina


  2. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    This is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Michelle
  3. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    thats cute i always said i was a crack pot :)
  4. elsa

    elsa New Member



    Thanks Nina !!!! That was perfect timing for me to read. You've boosted me up with that.


    Thank you for being here for us too dear !!!!!!!

    Elsa
  5. splooofy

    splooofy New Member

    I loved the story. We are all special in our own way. Sometimes we all need reminding of that. Thanks you for reminding all of us.
    Splooofy
  6. mtnfla

    mtnfla New Member

    Ty Nina that was beautiful,you turned a frown into a smile this morning..I was unable to sleep so i decided to come read the posts and glad I read yours..Ty,again..Marianne
  7. lumediluna

    lumediluna New Member

    very true! Thanks for sharing.
  8. nina2

    nina2 New Member

    This was sent to me by my pen pal in the great state of Texas.

    We have never met but we communicate by email and phone calls.
    She is a good friend and even though she doesn't suffer from this DD, she is an understanding caring friend.They are out there.

    I'm glad that the message reached some of you as it has me.

    And yes, even though we are "cracked pots" we are worth so much more than we give ourselves credit for.

    love you all,
    nina