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  • Nail's In The Fence (This was a blessing to me)

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    4 posts, 4 voices, 545 views, started Jul 3, 2011

    Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2011 by Denise Richardson


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      There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.  His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that everytime 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.

      YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED! Now send this to every friend you have!!  And to your family (they need to know that you love them too).

      Please forgive me if I have ever left a ‘hole’ in your fence.

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          Linda L wrote Jul 4, 2011
        • Thank you for such a wonderful post! It’s been so hard to erase the verbal wounds I’ve encountered in my younger years. Your friendship and the many wonderful ladies who have accepted me, thank you for being a part of my life. I appreciate all your support and caring ways. heart

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          Denise Richardson wrote Jul 4, 2011
        • Hi Linda, thank you I value all my friendships here on fab40 it has truly been a great blessing to me to come to know many of the ladies here over the past two years.

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