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    A very beautiful story:

    Post by Rahma Sboui Gueddah on Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:11 pm

    A very good story:
    once uppon a time, a father gave his son a bag full of

    nails and said to him, “My son, I want you

    to hammer a nail into our garden fence

    every time you need to direct your anger

    against something and you lose your temper

    .”
    So the son started to follow his father’s

    advice. On the first day he hammered in 37

    nails, but getting the nails into the fence

    was not easy, so he started trying to

    control himself when he got angry. As the

    days went by, he was hammering in less

    nails, and within weeks he was able to

    control himself and was able to refrain

    from getting angry and from hammering

    nails. He came to his father and told him

    what he had achieved. His father was happy

    with his efforts and said to him: “But now,

    my son, you have to take out a nail for

    every day that you do not get angry.”
    The son started to take out the nails for

    each day that he did not get angry, until

    there were no nails left in the fence.
    He came to his father and told him what he

    had achieved. His father took him to the

    fence and said, “My son, you have done

    well, but look at these holes in the fence.

    This fence will never be the same again.”

    Then he added: “When you say things in a

    state of anger, they leave marks like these

    holes on the hearts of others. You can stab

    a person and withdraw the knife but it

    doesn’t matter how many times you say ‘I’m

    sorry,’ because the wound will remain.

    What do you think about this story??? bounce


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