Posted: June 20, 2012 in STORY
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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 fence. The first day the boy had to drive

15 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.


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