Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Heartfelt Apology...

     There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

     Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail to each day that he was able to hold his temper.

     The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.

     When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. "A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.



  1. Really, Jyos, people often let their emotions out, and later they realize what impacts the emotions have made on the fellows.

    But,what sounds harsh may not always taste bitter. People like you are wise enough to dig out a beautiful BECAUSE to why someone has said so, I hope! :)

  2. Hello Jyotsna!
    The second comment of mine-
    "I think time is the greatest healer - it heals all the wound in due course no matter whether we have been wounded physically or emotionally."

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    Waiting for you there. See you so soon!

  3. Exactly Suresh, sometimes harsh words not taste bitter..and I also believe that time is the greatest healer...well said ! :)

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  5. A good lesson to learn. And just like the fence didn't look the same with all the holes in it, I am sure the son in the story will never look at himself the same way after pulling out all the nails. Each time he looks at the fence it will be a reminder of his past behavior. Verbal hurt is just as damaging as physical hurt. Good teaching tool.

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  7. It is a great story...the symbolic meaning is very creative...It's a demonstration of the saying 'Life doesn't come with erasers'....thnx 4 sharing it!!!

  8. @dorothy

    yes dorothy, verbal hurt is just as damaging as physical hurt...sometimes more !
    Thank you for visit and sharing your views here.
    keep visiting ! :)

    @ lovetowrite

    exactly, Life doesn't come with erasers...physical hurt may heal in few days but verbal hurt stays for more longer..sometimes forever.
    Thank you for visit and comment. pls do come again ! :)

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  11. lovly n enriching story

  12. Touching post.. I like it. Time will heal any wound even if how deep it is.. Thanks for this lovely post.

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  19. good posting about Heartfelt Apology...

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