Are you a cracked pot or a whole one?

@joyadalia (1409)
Philippines
January 19, 2010 12:48am CST
[b]An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her 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 walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. 'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.' The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?' 'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.' For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.' Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path![/b] source: an email
2 responses
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
That's a nice story, it just made me remember why I love my partner so much. Thanks for the story.
@joyadalia (1409)
• Philippines
19 Jan 10
Yes, it is a nice story
• Malaysia
20 Jan 10
hi joy .. it is a beautiful story dear .. but when i read, i had different conclusion made up .. i assumed the old lady is going to say .. as the journey is far she will tire easily if the weight remains, but due to the water keep reducing she does not feel the tiredness so much as if it was to weigh the same as when she started // do u think that could also be it ?? cheers