My 100th Post

Sunday, May 31, 2009
I would like to share my hundredth blog entry with a short story about anger and pain…

I was so angry last night that I let hurtful things flew out from my mouth that had hurt her so much… I have so much regrets for letting it happen…

And so I want everyone who will be able to read this post to learn an important lesson from this story…

Nails in the Fence (from an unknown source)

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily 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.”

Is it worth to blurt out cruel words just because you're angry? I hope you get the point of the story…


  • jamesmalibiran

    char... makahilak man pd ta glai oi..hehe. pero naka.learn jd ko.. ^^ thanks.. ka.relate man gd ko..change for the better, keep moving forward! ^^

  • informaxona

    hehehe... nakasulay nkag ing.ana ky rej??

  • charmj

    ka relate ko dai..tnuod jud na..dman pud jud ushay ma prvent kung kabuthon njud k dba..control lng jud..

  • informaxona


    atik dai? lagi uie! grabeh au ko as in makoffend na jd ug taman2 buh! ambot uie! grabeh au ko msuko!

  • By salvi.

    Nice blog. want to link each other.

  • jamesmalibiran

    @glai: hehe.. uu naman..pero natural lng man na xa glai.,di jd maiwasan.. pero di lng man xa, in fact.. most of tym, ako ang dali muinit ug ulo..hehe..kya nakonxenxa ko after reading ds post.. ^^

    @tam: tama jd tam, control..whew.. patieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeence jd dapat..hehe..

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