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Saturday, February 27, 2010
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured". Mark Twain  
 
A dear friend forwarded this anecdote in an email to me, which sheds a clear light on Twain's aforementioned quote:

USED vs. LOVED

While a man was polishing his new car,
his 4 yr old son picked up a stone
and scratched lines on the side of the car.
In anger, the man took the child's hand 
and hit it many times not realizing
he was using a wrench.


At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers
 
due to multiple fractures
.

When the child saw his father.....
 
with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad when will my fingers grow back?'
 
The man was so hurt and speechless;
 
he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.

Devastated by his own actions......
 
sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches;
 
the child had written
'LOVE YOU DAD'.
The next day that man committed suicide. . .

Anger and Love have no limits;
 
choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely
life & remember this:
 
Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today's world is
 
that people are used while things are loved.

Let's try always to keep this thought in mind:
 
Things are to be used,
People are to be loved.


Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character;
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder..
 
I hope you have a good day no matter what problems you may face
 
it's the only day you'll have before it's over.
 
If we wait 24 hours before acting out any anger, so many of our problems would never escalate and turn into disasters or catastrophes...
 
 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very touching story, makes me stop and think for a while and ask myself what am I doing in my life.

S.S

11:41 AM  

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