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We're All Cracked Pots

A water bearer had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his 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 walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. I am ashamed of myself, and because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.

The bearer said to the pot, Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side that's because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've watered 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 flaws. We're all cracked pots. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength.

Source : Sent by a friend

Comments (2) -

  • Tanna

    10/31/2006 4:51:00 AM | Reply

    Yes ... it is so nice to read this again ... always refreshing. I read it first in a book called Soul Prints ... a few years back ... thanks for bringing me face to face with it again. Serves as a wonderful reminder. You are most wonderful, Vishwa. So much I have gained in the few times we have spoken. Thank you.

  • Tania Farrier

    9/21/2013 2:11:47 PM | Reply

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. �