Cracked Pot

This is a text of  one of the famous chinese story — cracked pot. Worth reading.

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 half 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 life ahead and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

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10 thoughts on “Cracked Pot

  1. anil khade says:

    hi amol;
    i visited first time to ur blog .
    i m really impressed reading ur blog .
    different issues which u r addressing doing debets on it . msg which u r giving to society is really inspirational .
    i really like it.

    every visitor will learn something new from ur blog
    keep doing it.
    mosty i like blog on Verghese Kourian.
    with regards
    Anil Khade

  2. Y Jadhav says:

    amoAl , its always good to see you here with some more good things for cheering and making life more beautiful.

    Best luck!


  3. kiran khade says:

    its really inspiring yaar
    u write very well
    i am waiting for ur next blog
    so keep it up
    best luck!!!
    Kiran J Khade

  4. sarika says:

    definitely worth spending time readin ur blog and i truly love this particular bit on “CRACKED POT”. Very touching and true to life.

  5. sarika says:

    also would love to become an avid follower of ur blog if u maintain it. So do try updating it whenever possible. Thanks!!!!!

    • Hi sarika
      Thanks for your comments and encouragement. I will definitely keep on updating it regularly.
      U may want to subscribe to facebook page or email subscription option provided on sidebar.
      Thanks and regards

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