Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Some inspiration...

A special friend of mine who also happens to be suffering with infertility sent this to me, and I just had to share it with all of you, I hope that this brings a smile to your face and peace in your heart if you are having a bad day!

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 walks 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 two 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 rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flower s on your side of the path!

9 comments:

The Town Criers said...

I love that story. There was once an IF blog called The Cracked Pot too. I wonder if it was named after that story.

Mands said...

Hehehehe... I love that story - it's a lovely tale with a funny side.
How are you keeping? I am doing okay. Getting a little more nervous now, patiently waiting for AF.

Becks said...

That was great. There are always positives to every story we sometimes just have to search a bit harder to find them. Thanks for sharing.

Baby Blues said...

That's beautiful. Well I'm a little cracked pot, short and stout! Hahaha.

JJ said...

Beautiful story--I hadnt read that before--thanks for sharing!

Waiting Amy said...

Thanks Tam, I needed that today. Feeling pretty cracked lately, even broken. But you are right that there are positives in every situation.

Hope you are well :)

ultimatejourney said...

That story has a beautiful combination of humor and meaning. Thanks for sharing it!

Carrie said...

That is such a lovely story. It is so hard to see the positives at times, it's nice to be reminded that, if we look hard enough, there are some somewhere.

I'm sorry I haven't ben dropping by lately. Now Bloglines don't tell me about a new post and I'm not the most organised person, I kind of lose track. I'm glad to read that you are doing ok. Will make a mental note..... look in more often.

Take care x

Foreverhopeful said...

What a nice story. I really needed this reminder to see the positive amongst all our disappointments. Thanks for sharing this with us.