Monday, 21 July 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration # 38

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."

The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said "I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you."

"Of course I can," said the father.

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Visitor said...

The MMI is welcome back. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much! Hope you liked it :)

Visitor said...

Sure I liked it. In case you like reading other blogs I can recommend some nice ones that I liked.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Sure, I would be glad. Do you blog?

Visitor said...

I used to blog - not blog really - I used to give links to posts that I liked.

This is from Madura's blog.

If you like the posts you should explore her blog when you get time.

Saranya said...

Hey, really nice post :)

Aayushi..^ said...

Hello girl!
Rememba me,hopefully? :P

Apart from that..wonderful pst buddy!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thanks, I would surely go through the blog. Why don't you continue blogging, I would love to read it someday :)


Thank you so much! :) thanks for dropping by as well, will visit your blog soon :)


Ofcourse I do dear :)How have you been? Thank you so much! :)

Vasanthan said...

good post..
thanks for the MMI.
Welcome back.

CP said...

Ada da.. Enna oru pull arippu

hey raam said...

hi Shalini.. nice blog..