Nail in the Fence  

MWWwantsmore 52F
1594 posts
6/7/2006 6:29 am

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6/9/2006 7:24 am

Nail in the Fence

Got this in a email today and thought I would share with my friends!

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 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. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

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..

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole

MaggiesWishes 61F

6/7/2006 7:41 am

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.

Warm huggies 2ya sweet lady
I think the fence is fine on this side

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/7/2006 9:16 am:
You are welcome Maggie

Hugs back

rm_pagan380 66M
4405 posts
6/7/2006 8:38 am

This is one great life lesson, thanks.
Truly, "Hollywood the First" Pagan Gypsy King of all MUFFLAND Trailer Trash.

(How do you like my new title?)LOL

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


MWWwantsmore replies on 6/7/2006 9:22 am:
It is a great lesson!

Interesting title LOL

Phuc_Buddy 47M

6/7/2006 9:31 am

Thank you for posting this it is a precious jewel of knowledge that we hopefully can all live by.

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/8/2006 5:35 am:
Think I can train my hubby like that

Djeeper1987 48M

6/7/2006 4:57 pm

So true. That is a cool way of thinking about it. Thanks for making me smile!!

Carpe Diem

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/8/2006 5:36 am:
It was to make you think lol

docdirk 48M

6/7/2006 5:14 pm

Damn, you're deep!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/8/2006 5:36 am:
Yeah I love it deep

NSAAddict 43F

6/7/2006 7:47 pm

Loved this, thanks for sharing it

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/8/2006 5:37 am:
Welcome hun

rm_skyeone2 65M/46F
7186 posts
6/9/2006 5:57 am

Wow, that is one terrific story! Thank you for posting it, I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to copy it and use it as a life lesson for my daughter! She truly does have an awful temper and could do with a story like this one!

Thanks again,

Blessed Be

MWWwantsmore replies on 6/9/2006 7:25 am:
Feel free to use it! Hopefully it works!

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