Cracked Pots

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the end 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, 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 p oor 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


Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to

grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each

have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just

got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

To all of my crackpot friends, from this crackpot, have a great day and

remember to smell the flowers, on your side of the path.


Priya Sawant.

9th May 2006 From China

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Nice story Sis, but I'm sorry to say that in real life there are only few people who really do care for the blemish one :? . It seems that everyone is after perfection, without even looking at the other side of the path. Anyway, I like the story of Cracked Pots. As usual, keep sharing good stuff :)
Bro Adnan
10th May 2006 From Pakistan, Karachi
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."
6th June 2006 From India, Mumbai
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