Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wherefo' Is You?

Hmmmm.....Where you suppose Rags is? Not yet well? Ah, then, we knew this when we signed up, that she might be 88 before she returns here. But, what the heck, I am going to keep this up until she nudges me aside. And since I get worser 'n' worser, it should be soon.

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An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hanging 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 my table.

"Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace this life. 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."

And so, to all the crackpot friends of Ol' Hoss, have a great day and remember to sniff the flowers on your side of the path.


Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Raggedy is resting. At least I hope so, gathering strength and getting ready to resume her place in teh Blogosphere eventually. Raggedy, get better real quick!

August 14, 2007 9:16 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

I support the Miss Cellania entry!

August 15, 2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

Hoss you out did your self today.that story was so true,we all have some thing to give.and even if others dont see it God and the ones who love us do..thanks for the story.God bless you.
Raggedy; psalm 91.psalm 23,psalm 103.
Isaiah 53;5.I send you my love and get well soon wishes.Hoss is holding up the fort but we miss you.
Lord your child is feeling low and she needs your help you know.

she doesnt learn any thing by being sick.she learns by your grace and the touch of your hand.

reach down I pray and send her healing today.

fill her with your strength and might and help have restful sleep at night.

give her sun shine to peek in her room to drive out any gloom.

hold her if she crys and tell her you love her and wipe her eye.s.

carry her if need be,and get her well and send her back to me.amen

sunshine to kiss your face.flowers to the blues erase,hope to keep on keepen on.and love to strength the friendship bond.
We miss ya girl get well soon...

August 15, 2007 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Chinese lady is crazy.

August 16, 2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

that was a very good story you posted. i am glad i dropped by. how are you doing these days? i hope you are fine. do you have dsl raggedy or dial up? i was just wondering because i just got bell south and it is dsl. it took me about a week to get it running ok but it is a lot better than my old dial up.
well you have a good one and i will talk to you soon.

August 16, 2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE that one about the flowers and the water...I've seen it before but it is a lkovely reminder of the importance of stopping now and again to "smell" thr flowers!

Do give Raggedy my love....Gee I hope she is going to be back with us very very soon...Not because I don't think you are doimg a fabulous job, dear Hoss...But just because I want her to be "WELL"!

August 18, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Raggedy I have thought more and more about you. Please take care of yourself.

We miss you.

August 19, 2007 10:56 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I hope you are doing better, Miss Raggedy. Take care of YOU!

August 20, 2007 5:45 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Raggedy, I hope you are doing beter and better each day. We all sure do miss you and your pleasant blog writing. And all the smiles and hugs.

In though I will return to you some, :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), :-), and some Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!), Hugs(!).

Hoss, I got good laughs--19 documented--out of the Walmart visiting lady. She is for real in Louisiana.
It was posted July 18, 2007 on my JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO PLACE [http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/] for Wordless Wednesday.
The ad word picture has been making the e-mail chain routes.

August 21, 2007 7:36 AM  

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