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Posted by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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The Fence

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 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 all. 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 gone.

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. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.

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IncognitoOne
by ResidentStalker on Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I've read this numerous times. It's a good reminder.

Bknotnobody
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:03 AM
I think this was the first time I had read it.

I usually find the one about wrinkled paper


Quoting IncognitoOne:

I've read this numerous times. It's a good reminder.

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IncognitoOne
by ResidentStalker on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

I don't think I've read that one. 

Quoting Bknotnobody:

I think this was the first time I had read it.

I usually find the one about wrinkled paper


Quoting IncognitoOne:

I've read this numerous times. It's a good reminder.

 

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mamivon2
by Sandra on Jan. 19, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I heard that too before..Thank you for sharing

Bknotnobody
by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Basically kind of the same way of learning a lesson, kids ball up paper and then open it up and see all the crinkles. Just because you say you're sorry doesn't mean the scars won't still be there. Jist of it. Only a teacher teaching the students.

Quoting IncognitoOne:

I don't think I've read that one. 


Quoting Bknotnobody:

I think this was the first time I had read it.

I usually find the one about wrinkled paper



Quoting IncognitoOne:


I've read this numerous times. It's a good reminder.


 

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kellynh
by Kelly on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I have never heard it before. I love it!! 

Bknotnobody
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM
:-)

Quoting kellynh:

I have never heard it before. I love it!! 

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