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Food for the soul

A Story for those who feel they lack something & for managers who
think they have a sub standard team-

A water bearer in China 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, & miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of
what it had been made to do.

After 2 years 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 because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the
way back to your house."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!
Nice story. Excellent moral.

Made me feel good, which is always a plus. ^^
Hi Xavier,

It gives me the heebie-jeebies. Dancing

Perfect, thank you!!!

thanks about this story

it's good
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