Friends today for the first time I’m sharing a short story with you, that I read a few days back.
There was a water bearer who had two large pots hung on each terminal of a wooden rod, which he used to carry across his neck. one pot had a crack while another was in perfect condition and was always full when he use to deliver it to his master while the cracked pot was always half filled.
This went on for a year and the cracked pot was very ashamed of its imperfection while the other pot was proud of its accomplishments.
One day out of guilt the cracked pot apologized to his owner and asked him to discard the mess as it was not able to deliver full water as a result of which the water bearer even after hard work was not getting the full value.
The water bearer felt sorry for the broken pot, and told him to notice to the beautiful flowers along the path when they return to Master’s house. The cracked pot noticed the flowers but was again upset as it had leaked out half of its water and again apologized to the water bearer.
Finally the bearer said did you notice there were flowers only on your side not on the other side, that is because I took advantage of your flaws and planted flower seeds that were watered by you and because of that I have been able to pick beautiful flowers and decorate my master’s table and make some extra income. So I want to thank you for that.
This tale gives a lesson that one should never lose confidence, because everyone possesses some unique talent that needs to be recognized. And instead of looking at the negative side, we should try to look for the positives in a particular situation.As no one is useless.