The story of the nails in the fence

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"Good words may be short and easy to utter, but their echoes are endless."

Mother Teresa

father and sonToday we will present you a story coming from India. It's a meaningful story, and the emotional charge that definitely deserves our attention.

There was once a boy who had trouble controlling his anger. One day, his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he was nervous, he would beat a nail in the fence behind their house.

On the first day the boy beat 37 nails in the fence.

Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails beaten daily on the fence began to decrease. The child realized that it was easier to control his anger than to beat those nails in the fence behind the house.

Finally came the day when the boy really learned to control his emotions and did not lose his temper at all.

When he told his father, he suggested that now the boy take a nail out of the fence for each passing day when the child does not lose his temper at all. Days passed and the child was finally able to tell the father that all the nails had been removed.

The father took his son by the hand, they went together to the fence and the father told the son:
"You did a great job, my son.
Now look at all these holes in the fence. This fence will never be the same again, never as before. When you say heavy things to anger, they leave deep scars like these holes.
When you put a knife in a man, you can then take it out... but it doesn't matter how many times you say 'I'm sorry', the wound will always remain there."

This experience to which the father told his child during all those days, mattered to our young man more than a thousand words.

Always by lovingly giving a word, a piece of advice or just a gesture, you can transform a narrated world into a small paradise.

Only when we ourselves realize that we have to change something in ourselves, then the real big changes in our lives occur. These changes turn into habits, and habits into character.


source: internet

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