Re: [MOL] "The Fence" [02699] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] "The Fence"



In that case Marty, I must send it back to you my friend.
Marianne

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> From: Martin Auslander <fitecancer@earthlink.net>
> To: Medical On Line Forum <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>; Barbara Silverman
<silverb@warwick.net>
> Subject: [MOL] "The Fence"
> Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 11:54 PM
> 
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> There was a little boy with a bad temper.  His father gave him a bag of
> nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail
> in the back fence.  The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the
> fence.  Then it gradually dwindled down.  He discovered it was easier to
> hold his 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 for
> 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. 
> Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.  They make you smile and
> encourage you to succeed.  They lend an ear, they share a word of
> praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. 
> 
> Show your friends how much you care.  Send this to everyone you consider
> a FRIEND.
>  =) 
> 
> God Bless
> marty auslander
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