NAILS IN THE FENCE
Make sure you read all the way down to
the last sentence.
(Most importantly the last
There once was a little boy who had a
bad temper. His Father gave him a bag
of nails and told him that every time he
lost his temper, he must hammer a nail
into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37
nails into the fence. Over the next
few weeks, as he learned to control his
anger, the number of nails hammered
daily gradually dwindled down. He
discovered it was easier to hold his
temper than to drive those nails into
the fence. Finally the day came when
the boy didn't lose his temper at all.
He told his father about it and the
father suggested that the boy now pull
out one nail for each day that he was
able to hold his temper..
The days passed and the young boy was
finally able to tell his father that all
the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and
led him to the fence. He said, 'You
have done well, my son, but look at the
holes in the fence.. The fence will
never be the same. When you say things
in anger, they leave a scar just like
this one. You can put a knife in a man
and draw it out. But It won't matter
how many times you say I'm sorry, the
wound will still be there. A verbal
wound is as bad as a physical one.
Remember that friends are very rare
jewels, indeed. They make you smile and
encourage you to succeed. They lend an
ear, they share words of praise and they
always want to open their hearts to us.'
It's National Friendship Week. Show
your friends how much you care. Send
this to everyone you consider a FRIEND,
even if it means sending it back to the
person who sent it to you! If it comes
back to you, you will then know you have
a circle of friends..
YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONOURED !
Now send this to every friend you have!!
And to your
(they need to know that you love them
Please forgive me if I have ever left a
'hole' in your fence.