Sr Project Manager



An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his

employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house

building business and live a more leisurely life with

his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss

the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could

get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go

and asked if he could build just one more house as

a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time

it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.

He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used

inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end

his career.

When the carpenter finished his work and the builder

came to inspect the house, the contractor handed

the front-door key to the carpenter.

"This is your house," he said, "my gift to you."

What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known

he was building his own house, he would have done

it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home

he had built none too well.

So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted

way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up less

than the best. At important points we do not give the

job our best effort. Then with a shock we look at the

situation we have created and find that we are now

living in the house we have built. If we had realized,

we would have done it differently.

Think of yourself as the carpenter. Think about your

house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board,

or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will

ever build. Even if you live it for only one day more,

that day deserves to be lived graciously and with

dignity. The plaque on the wall says,

"Life is a do-it-yourself project."

Who could say it more clearly? Your life today is the

result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your

life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and

the choices you make today.




From India, Mumbai
Hi Scare_Crow, I don’t think it is a short "story" at all in the first place. It is true, true, true and true. Hope all of us realise the significance of the "story" baal
From India, Madras
Dear Psyched, i hope all the members go through the realise itz significance.. regards scare_crow
From India, Mumbai
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