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A bit different

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 crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path! And send this to any or all of your Cracked Pot friends
! Don’t forget the Cracked Pot that sent it to you !!!

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Wb, of all the pots out there I think you are one of the most Cracked . Loved the story - thats one to steal.

JBK xx

Think you’re right,I’ve constantly got water dripping out.

Wb

that last reply to jbk made me splutter!

you want me to leak too?

carole x

Naah,it’s a pain in the eras…Now there’s an odd way to describe a leaky urethra

Wb

So, WB, does that mean you have flowers growing in some surprising places?!

I think it sounds more like vegetables than flowers!!! there seems to be lots of leeks around!!!

Ha ha, cherrylips , very quick

stole it. x

Nah,more like an orchard…There are plums

Wb

I. Just. Spat. Out. My. Water. At. Work

Ooh you are naughty WB , must be why we love you so much.

Have been racking my brains to come up with a suitable response to this, however, none appearing that can be published!!!

I know its been said, but you are naughty WB. he he

I’m relieved that nobody has got all poetical and tried to include the word gums

Wb

Mmm still thinking, nothing ‘clean’ yet!!!