Nail In The Fence

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I recieved this from a friend and though in light of recent events this might be good food for thought for us all. Didn't want any of my friends to not get this.


> > NAIL IN THE FENCE
> >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
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> >
> >temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails
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> >
> >and told him that every time he lost his
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> >temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
> >
> >
> >of the fence. The first day the boy had
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> >driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next
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> >few weeks, as he learned to control his
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> >anger, the number of nails hammered daily
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> >gradually dwindled down. He discovered
> >
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> >it was easier to hold his temper than to
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> >drive those nails into the fence.
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> >Finally the day came when the boy didn't
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> >
> >lose his temper at all. He told his father
> >
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> >about it and the father suggested that the
> >
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> >boy now pull out one nail for each day that
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> >he was able to hold his temper.
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> >The days passed and the young boy was finally
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> >able to tell his father that all the nails
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> >
> >were gone. The father took his son by the
> >
> >
> >hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You
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> >have done well, my son, but look at the
> >
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> >holes in the fence. The fence will never be
> >
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> >the same. When you say things in anger,
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> >they leave a scar just like this one. You
> >
> >
> >can put a knife in a man and draw it out.
> >
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> >It won't matter how many times you say I'm
> >
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> >sorry, the wound is still there. " A verbal
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> >
> >wound is as bad as a physical one.
> >
> >
> >Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They
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> >make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
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> >They lend an ear, they share words of praise
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> >and they always want to open their hearts to us."
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> >It's National Friendship Week. Show your
> >
> >
> >friends how much you care. Send this to
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> >everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if
> >
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> >it means sending it back to the person who
> >
> >
> >sent it to you. If it comes back to you,
> >
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> >then you'll know you have a circle of friends.
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> >YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!
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> >Now send this to every friend you have!! And to
> >
> >
> >your family.
> >
> >
> >Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.
 
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