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Cracked Pot

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  • 1. Heres some good oldHeres some good old Chinese wisdom!Chinese wisdom! Do not click.Do not click. Put on the soundPut on the sound

2. An elderlyAn elderly Chinese womanChinese woman had two largehad two large pots, each hungpots, each hung on the ends of aon the ends of a pole, which shepole, which she carried across hercarried across her neck.neck. 3. One of the potsOne of the pots had a crack in ithad a crack in it while the otherwhile the other pot was perfectpot was perfect and alwaysand always delivered a fulldelivered a full portion of water.portion of water. 4. At the end of theAt the end of the long walk fromlong walk from the stream to thethe stream to the house, thehouse, the cracked potcracked pot arrived only halfarrived only half full.full. 5. For a full two years this went onFor a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringingdaily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots ofhome only one and a half pots of water.water. 6. Of course, theOf course, the perfect pot was proudperfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.of its accomplishments. 7. But the poor cracked pot wasBut the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its ownashamed of its own imperfection, and miserableimperfection, and miserable that it could only do half ofthat it could only do half of what it had been made to do.what it had been made to do. 8. After 2 yearsAfter 2 years of what itof what it perceived toperceived to be bitterbe bitter failure, itfailure, it spoke to thespoke to the woman onewoman one day by theday by the stream.stream. 9. I amI am ashamed ofashamed of myself,myself, because thisbecause this crack in mycrack in my side causesside causes water towater to leak out allleak out all the waythe way back to yourback to your house.house. 10. The old woman smiled, Did youThe old woman smiled, Did you notice that there are flowers onnotice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not onyour side of the path, but not on the other pots side?the other pots side? 11. Thats becauseThats because I have alwaysI have always known aboutknown about your flaw, so Iyour flaw, so I planted flowerplanted flower seeds on yourseeds on your side of theside of the path, and everypath, and every day while weday while we walk back, youwalk back, you water them.water them. 12. For two yearsFor two years I have beenI have been able to pickable to pick thesethese beautifulbeautiful flowers toflowers to decorate thedecorate the table.table. 13. Without you beingWithout you being just the way you are,just the way you are, there would not bethere would not be this beauty to gracethis beauty to grace the house.the house. 14. Each of us has our own unique flawEach of us has our own unique flaw 15. But its theBut its the cracks andcracks and flaws weflaws we each haveeach have that makethat make our livesour lives together sotogether so veryvery interestinginteresting andand rewarding.rewarding. 16. Youve just gotYouve just got to take eachto take each person for whatperson for what they are and lookthey are and look for the good infor the good in them.them. 17. To all of my crackpot friends,To all of my crackpot friends, have a great dayhave a great day and remember to smell the flowers,and remember to smell the flowers, on your side of the path.on your side of the path. 18. Take the time to send thisTake the time to send this messagemessage to all your friends Who have ato all your friends Who have a crackedcracked sideside And God knows how manyAnd God knows how many we are!!!we are!!!