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Its good to know your own flaws, here's why:
25. Jan 2006 at 17:01
 
Its good to know your own flaws, here's why:
 
Flaws by : Author Unknown  
 
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each
end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots
had a crack in it, and 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 masters house, the cracked pot
arrived only half full.  
 
For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer
delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his
masters house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its
accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But
the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and
miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it
had been made to do.  
 
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it
spoke to the water bearer one day by the
 stream. "I am ashamed
of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the
bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these
past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack
in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your
masters house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this
work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot
said.
 
The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his
compassion he said, "As we return to the masters house, I want
you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."  
Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took
notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the
side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of
the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its
load, and so again the Pot apologized to the bearer for its
failure.  
 
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you
 notice that there were
flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other
pots side? That's because I have always known about your flaw,
and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side
of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream,
you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick
these beautiful flowers to decorate my masters table. Without
you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty
to grace his house."  
 
Each of us has our own unique flaws. We are all cracked pots.
Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too
can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find
our strength
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