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Re: OT: to my friends

I've seen that but it bears repeating.  Would that all could benefit from this wisdom indeed!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 15 Dec 2003 05:49:51 -0500 (EST)

>Dear friends:  This was sent to me by my dearest friend in the whole world and I wanted to pass it on to all of you...
>Fwd: I think you will really like this, so make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence...enjoy
>There once was a little girl who had a bad temper. Her mother gave her a
>bag of nails and told her that every time she lost her temper, she must
>hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the girl had
>driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as she learned
>to control her anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually
>dwindled down. She discovered it was easier to hold her temper than to
>drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the girl
>didn't lose her temper at all. She told her mother about it and the
>mother suggested that the girl now pull out one nail for each day that
>she was able to hold her temper. The days passed and the young girl was
>finally able to tell her mother that all the nails were gone. The mother
>took her daughter by the hand and led her to the fence. She said, "You
>have done well, my daughter, 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 person 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.
>Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider
>a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to
>you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of
>friends. Happy Friendship week! You are my friend and I am honored. Now
>send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. Please forgive
>me if I have ever left a hole in your fence.
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>The most personalized portal on the Web!
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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