Friday, April 13, 2012

Its OK to have Cracks and Flaws.. Here's Why:)

 I've always had cracks and flaws.. Today I found out why they are some of my most beautiful and best parts..

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends 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 walks from the stream to the house, the 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 poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do ha lf of what it had been made to do.

After two 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 table.

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.

SO, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

 Happy Friday Folks
see ya in a couple weeks.
much Love to All who visit here.


  1. Thank you Sonny. I love this post!

    Happy Weekend!

  2. Thanks, Sonny! I needed that reminder!

    Enjoy your time away - see you soon!

  3. What an AWESOME post...I loved it! Enjoy your time and don't work too hard.

  4. An important reminder and I love the way it was told, Sonny!

  5. Thanks, Sonny- I have ALWAYS been a cracked pot...maybe I have watered a few flowers along my path, too. Great message today- xo Dian

  6. What a great post and great story!! Thanks for sharing it with us Sonny!

  7. Love this awesome story..:)

  8. Now I am never going to be insulted if anyone calls me a crackpot.:):) smiles, Susie

  9. Wonderful almost made me cry!


  10. What a great message this story has.

  11. What a sweet post. I have many days when I feel like the cracked pot. Thanks for making me feel better about it.

  12. I have always loved that story but had not heard it in years. I really needed to hear it today so thank you Sonny!
    Tina xo

  13. Very sweet Sonny, and oh so true. Our cracks and flaws are what make us who we are! Have a great weekend.

  14. That is a wonderful story. I wish I could believe something good has grown out of my flaws, but I can't help but think any good has grown DESPITE my flaws. Lovely story:)

  15. Sonny, this is one of my favorite stories! Thanks for the reminder that things don't always have to be perfect!

  16. Sonny, perfect timing for me to read this after fussing with my blog today. Glad to see you and cannot wait to see your yard and bedroom!
    Patiently waiting...Helen

  17. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Wow you knew I needed to read this post today so sweet of you to post if for me.
    I love this story and will try to remember it often when I think of my flaws and cracks now in life.
    Miss you my sweet friend and hope you are doing good.
    Love ya

  19. A perfect blog for me to read in light of my cracked sink. Thanks

  20. Sonny, what a blessing this is for me this morning to read! Thank you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  21. Hi Miss Sonny,
    Missing you girly, but what a sweet post, have seen that story many times before but blesses my heart every time I read it, and hope this cracked pot is watering some flowers too.

    Blessings, Nellie

  22. Oh this post is lovely...and just what I needed! Thank you!!!

  23. Such a cute story but it is oh, so true!
    I can't wait to see your new landscape!

  24. Hi Sonny! Yep, I'm full of cracks! :) This was good. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  25. Lovely post! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  26. Aw Sonny! I'm so glad I stopped by today, even if I am late. It's all those dang cracks I have you know! What a wonderful story. I totally loved it. Thanks for sharing this story and I hope you are making great progress on your landscaping!

  27. I love the story

    so glad I found your blog so I can read this

  28. Oh Miss Sonny, this was a most beautiful post. It truly spoke to my heart today.

    Thank you!!!

    God bless ya and have yourself a fantastic weekend my friend!! :O)

  29. Hi Sonny, thanks for the reminder. hugs ~lynne~

  30. Oh Sonny, this is so perfect. I love this post. Hugs, Marty


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