Sunday, April 5, 2009


Make sure you read all the way

down to the last sentence.

(Most importantly the last sentence)

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


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


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.'

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



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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