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The Carpenter

An elderly carpenter was ready to
retire. He told his employer- contractor
of his plans to leave the house-
building business and live a more
leisurely life with his wife enjoying his
extended family. He would miss the
paycheck, but he needed to retire.
They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his
good worker go and asked if he could
build just one more house as a
personal favor. The carpenter said yes,
but in time it was easy to see that his
heart was not in his work. He resorted
to shoddy workmanship and used
inferior materials. It was an
unfortunate way to end a dedicated
career.
When the carpenter finished his work
the employer came to inspect the
house. He handed the front-door key
to the carpenter.
"This is your house," he said, "my gift
to you."
The carpenter was shocked! What a
shame!
If he had only known he was building
his own house, he would have done it
all so differently.
So it is with us. We build our lives, a
day at a time, often putting less than
our best into the building. Then with a
shock we realize we have to live in the
house we have built. If we could do it
over, we'd do it much differently. But
we cannot go back.
You are the carpenter. Each day you
hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a
wall. "Life is a do-it-yourself project,"
someone has said. Your attitudes and
the choices you make today, build the
"house" you live in tomorrow. Build
wisely!
Author: Unknown
2 Comments:
Like spirit there were ups and downs, yesterday we could do a good job but not necessarily today cant, smtimes the mood and conditions come into play. And what we do will determine the next day, there was a chance but if we dont make good Of course ultimately a regret.. the home is an opportunity.. the results are bad because we are bad work http://erniewap.peperonity.net/
11.09.2012 20:33 EDT,
Well of this story I draw the conclusion that a proove the people cant read the hearts of others and dont knw about tomorrow, becoz if we knw of smthing unseen of course we'll always be a person who never made a mistake and didnt regret it later http://erniewap.peperonity.net/
11.09.2012 20:31 EDT,


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