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  • 1. Cracked Pot

2. An elderlyChinese womanhad two largepots, each hungon the ends ofa pole, whichshe carriedacross herneck. 3. One of the potshad a crack in itwhile the otherpot was perfectand alwaysdelivered a fullportion ofwater. 4. At the end ofthe long walkfrom thestream to thehouse, thecracked potarrived onlyhalf full. 5. For a full twoyears this wenton daily, with thewoman bringinghome only oneand a half potsof water. 6. Of course, theperfect pot wasproud of itsaccomplishments. 7. But the poorcracked potwas ashamedof its ownimperfection,and miserablethat it couldonly do half ofwhat it hadbeen made todo. 8. After 2 yearsof what itperceived tobe bitterfailure, itspoke to thewoman one dayby thestream. 9. I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. 10. The old womansmiled, Did younotice thatthere areflowers on yourside of thepath, but not onthe other potsside? 11. Thats because Ihave alwaysknown about yourflaw, so I plantedflower seeds onyour side of thepath, and everyday while wewalk back, youwater them. 12. For two years I have beenable to pick these beautifulflowers to decorate thetable. 13. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house. 14. Each of us has our own uniqueflaw 15. But its the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. 16. Youve just got to take each personfor what they are and look forthe good in them. 17. To all of my crackpot friends,have a great dayand remember to smell the flowers,on your side of the path.