An elderly 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 walk 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 2 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.”
Let’s Tell a Better World Story
The Delight Makers first project, A Thousand Grandparents & Bed Time Stories, is designed as a Gift of Love for the World’s Children. It is an opportunity for young people to experience wisdom and inspiration from many sources, and to validate all cultures and peoples of the world as keepers of treasure for the unfolding spirit of humanity.
A short introduction about “A Thousand Grandparents & Bedtime Stories” by Samantha
(Founder of The Delightmakers)
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