thankyou sahara for this email.
this is a story which tells, how often, we dont give best in our lives.
whatever we do today, the future will hold its result.
please comment and enjoy reading
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his contractor-employer of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life
with his wife, enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paychecks, but he needed to retire. They could get by without him.
The contractor was sorry to see his best worker go, but asked if he would build just one more house, as a personal favor. The carpenter agreed.
But in time, it was easy to see that his heart just wasn’t in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship, and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate
way for him to end his career.
When the carpenter finished the work, and the contractor came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the carpenter the key to the front-door. “This
is your house,” he said, “It’s my gift to you.”
What a shock! What a shame. If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the house
he had built none- too-well.
So it is with us. We build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting; willing to put up less than the best. At important points, we don’t
give the job our best effort. Then, with a shock, we look at the situation we have created, and find that we are now living in the house we have built.
If we had realized that earlier, surely we would have done it differently.
Think of yourself as that carpenter. Think about your house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It’s the only life
you will ever build. Even if you live it for just one more day, that day deserves to be lived graciously, and with dignity.
The plaque on the wall says, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” It couldn’t be said more clearly. Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices
in the past.
Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.