Nails in the Fence

You may have seen this… unknown author but it reads so true.
I wanted to share it with you.

Make sure you DO read, to the last sentence..
(Most importantly the last sentence)

NAILS IN THE FENCE

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 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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