Scars and marks

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Heard the story of a man trying to teach his son about the power of words…

He walked with the boy to a wooden post and told him to notice how smooth and unmarked the door was to the eyes and when felt.

He then took a handful of nails and pinned them solidly on the post: almost immediately after, he removed the nails.

The father felt the post and asked the boy too to feel it. The smoothness was gone, it was now rough and the nails had also left visible scars.

Turning to his boy he told him: “That is how words are too, like the nails; when you say something hurtful or untrue know that even when you apologise- no matter how immediately, you will have left a mark and broken a trust with people. Because people are like that wood, very impressionable; and they will always bear the scar or worse, a grudge.”

So take care what you say, folks. Your words will leave a mark or create a scar!

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About alifeslittledelights

To take pleasure in the little things; to find immaterial wealth in human interactions; to range and love God's green earth without asking for more than i can use...to go on and about till i return to where i started, and really know the place for the first time. That is me.
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