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PostSubject: Nail in the Fence   Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:49 pm

Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence .
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>(Most importantly the last sentence)
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>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>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."
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