Message in a Bottle

There once was a boy who had a very short temper.

One day, his father gave him a bag of nails and a wooden board.

He told him to hammer a nail into the board every time he lost patience with someone.

On the first day the boy nailed 37 nails into the board. Over the next days,

As he learned to control anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled.

It was discovered it was easier to control the anger of having to go every day to preach several nails on the board …

Finally the day came when he did not lose his temper once was.

He spoke with his father about his success and how he felt best not to explode with others.

The father suggested him to withdraw all the nails from the board and to bring it to you.

The boy then brought the board already without nails, and handed it to his father. I said to him:

– You are to be congratulated, son! But see the holes that the nails left on the board. Never again it will be as before. When these lines while angry, your words leave marks like these. You can put a knife in someone and then removes it, but no matter how often excuses parts, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as violent as a physical one. Friends are rare jewels, increasingly rare. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend you the shoulder,
Share your moments of joy, and always have an open heart for you.


I’m sorry if I have made any mark on your board …

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