On anger

From David Burchett via The Requiest:

I related a story in my book, "Bring'em Back Alive", about a little boy with a terrible temper. His father gave him a big bag of nails and instructed him to hammer a nail into the fence every time he lost his temper. After the first day over three dozen nails were hammered into the fence. But as the days went by the little boy began to control his temper more and more. One day the boy realized that he was no longer driving nails into the fence. When he proudly told his father he was given the new task of pulling out one nail for every day he continued to hold his temper. Finally all of the nails were removed. The father took his son out to the fence. "You have done a great job, son. But look at the holes in the fence. This fence will never be like it was before. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can stick a knife in a person and no matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is just as bad as a physical one."

Wow, that hurts. I've said too may a hurtful things in my day and left far too many holes in the fence.

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I think that we all have left holes my friend.

Neat idea and thought provoking.

Christ is woodputty...


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Christ is woodputty...
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