Welcome to the Feelgood Lodge
To Crack Pot Friends and Family
Ingrid Eberhard-Evans (
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; each hung on the endsof a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfectand 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 bringinghome 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, andmiserable 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 yourside of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"
"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I plantedflower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walkback, 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 thisbeauty to grace the house."
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look forthe good in them.
SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Thankyou for visiting the Feelgood Lodge