Saturday, January 21, 2006

Cracks and Flaws

If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow. ~Author Unknown
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 onlyone and a half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect forwhich it was made.But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserablethat 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 thewater 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 decoratethe table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be thisbeauty 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 sovery interesting and rewarding.You've just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them.


Blogger Known Stranger said...

this story is pretty good . i enjoyed this.

Blogger Known Stranger said...

hey.. thanks for saying romantic. my female friends keep saying - vaishnav you are one just boring guy..

Blogger smiley said...

Hi stranger, maybe they want you to be more romantic

Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

hey smiley, this is a really cool post. the quote in the beginning is so cool! :)

Blogger smiley said...

Rohit, thanks for dropping in. Learning to blog from you guys. ou have a wonderful site.

Blogger Known Stranger said...

ha ha ha a.. first let me find a right femal with whom i could be.. ha ah aha my female friends keep saying.. vaishnav you are one dumb.. you never can learn how to be romantic and i can never fetch a gal friend :(

Blogger smiley said...

Stranger, Try try try again and never let go hope

Blogger shobhna said...

that is a wonderful post!

Blogger smiley said...


Thanks :)


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