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An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a

pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in

it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion

of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the

cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home

only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud

of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own

imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had

been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the

woman one day by the stream "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack

in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your

side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have

always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of

the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them."

"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to

decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would

not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we

each have that make our lives together so very interesting and


You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the

good in them.

To all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell

the flowers.

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