tirsdag den 22. november 2016

Two large buckets!

A dear friend has this quote on her kitchen wall:
Entegrity is keeping promisses to one self - and to others.

For me, entegrity is also to be true to one self - and to others.

I like this quote, we need to set a standard for ourself, so we can stand firm and true for what we believe. When we know who we are, we can help others.  We don't need to be perfect, none of us are, but we need to be true to who we are. 
Sometimes we may think we don't do much of anything, but where we are, we matter.
I would like to share a story about that

...an elderly Chinese woman had two large buckets. Each bucket hung on the ends of a long pole, which she carried across her neck. One of those buckets had a crack in it and the other bucket was perfect. The perfect bucket always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house. But the cracked bucket arrived only half full
For full two years the Chinese woman went daily to the stream with the two buckets and she would carry home one and one half buckets of water. Of course, the perfect bucket was proud of its accomplishments. The cracked bucket however, was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been created to do.After two years of what the cracked bucket 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 and you work so hard.”The old woman smiled and said, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other bucket’s side? 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 the flowers. 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  grace my house and give me so much joy.”As I think about the story, I am reminded that each of us has our own flaws....
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This is my entry for Beccys blog to day