There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.
On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!
Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.
It wasn’t long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Then, the day finally came when the little boy didn’t lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he couldn’t wait to tell his father.
Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.
Several weeks went by and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.”
The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.
“When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these. And no matter how many times you say you’re sorry, the wounds will still be there.”
a beautiful lesson about life. everyone should read this.
An infectious single by this young powerhouse! I can’t wait to see her in the season finale of Glee! :)
I no longer feel the need to entertain things that annoy, irritate and bother me, because I know, as my truth, I am better without it. Instead of marinating on the negative all the day, I choose to just take in the lessons and be done with it. There’s no better feeling than knowing that I’m on my way to the ideal life I’ve always wanted for myself by choosing to be happy regardless of what life hands me.
#imnotbothered #ivehadit #notsorryaboutit
It’s been a challenging week. As I set here in my living room just digesting everything that’s happened this week, I look back and think, “You’ve survived.”
This past Wednesday has been the worst day of 2013. I was emotionally, physically, financially, intellectually drained. I’ve never felt so empty, so alone, so done in my life. I’m truly grateful to have the people that lifted my spirits, that took care of me from the inside, that took the time to lend a helping hand to someone literally who was just had it. You were all my saviors and I thank you so much.
And for the person that was caught in the cross fire of it all, I am truly sorry for what I’ve said and done. You don’t ever deserve anything like that. You have been so good to me and now I feel like I’ve lost something I might not get back. The only I can promise you is that I can do better and be better.
As I sit here finally making peace with this week, and looking forward to better days, I tell myself, “I’ve survived and I’m alive.”
But at what cost?
Damir Doma Fall 2010
Uuhhh yes! If i could only wear this at work
(Source: rick-owens, via 2jamess)
IF I EVER GET MARRIED…I will be just like these two…a mess to my husband LOL girllll bye!!!
<3 awww this was cute
1:32: The moment where I started crying.
Too beautiful not to share.