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  • Building Your House

    2 posts, 2 voices, 339 views, started Apr 6, 2009

    Posted on Monday, April 6, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      Building Your House

      An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his
      employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to
      live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family.
      He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They
      could get by.

      The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could
      build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes,
      but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He
      resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an
      unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

      When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the
      house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said,
      “This is your house... my gift to you.”

      The carpenter was shocked!

      What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he
      would have done it all so differently.

      So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting
      less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we
      have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we
      would do it much differently.

      But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer
      a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, “Life is a
      do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude, and the choices you make today,
      help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build
      wisely!



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