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 after all if it were not for you the flowers would not be there! 
And send this to any or all of your Crack Pot friends! Don't forget the Crack Pot that sent it to you!!  your friend yovonna :)    May JESUS use us where ever we are needed to carrie HIS water the word of GOD  even if we are cracked and flawed.

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glori...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 12:06 PM LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Great post, my friend!

I'll be sure to look through and beyond my little crack in the pot to see where the water's been going all this time!

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