For Someone Out There

Posted by Hunee | 7/21/2007 06:50:00 AM | , | 2 comments »

I am going to republish this blog and make it not too obvious as for the request of the person whom this blog is address to.

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 walk 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 2 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."
My point here is that, in each one of us there is imperfection. No matter how hard we try to make things better. In my case, I am too frank and most of the times I say it bluntly without knowing that I've hurt the ones near me and they will all presume I am so bad. Honestly, I stand to what I say and because I am that kind of person, others would appreciate my big mouth only because it has opened a big door of what is reality all about.

My Teddy would always tell me I am bad in a way for others but I am actually telling them to grow up. It would be easier to hear it from someone you know that from someone whom you don't know and you've heard them talking about you.

I'm sharing you this because I thought you might want to share it to some people you know as well. My real mother would always tell me, "Everyone is beautiful in some other ways and when collected together, it is the thing that makes the world round." I call this "Hey! Don't look at me. Look at yourself."

2 comments

  1. Mardge // July 21, 2007 at 12:14 PM  

    I certainly agree! nice one cuz! ^_^ I was just thinking when will it be that I'll be able to do my blog again. Your words are just full of life cuz.

    Yes, it is much better that you would be straight to your words you wanna say to your fellows. Better be frank and blunt mostly to those whom who know you well. That is the way of letting them know that we don't remain as a child always. We grow up and must grow up specially in our concepts. We must act and think as grown ups. Nothing else is more fulfilling if we are in some ways think and act differently. Right concept indeed is a must.

    Ponder on this, which is much better? You better be corrected in front of the many or correct someone close to you rather than not, cause a lot will say then how come this person wasn't corrected with whom who's close to her or him? Got my point cuz? It's a shame on our part because we have done nothing for that someone to right his or her wrong...

  2. Hunee's Blog // July 23, 2007 at 8:31 AM  

    Thanks! Your comment comes from your way of seeing things or dealing with things. My point of writing it is to let others know that in every imperfection that we have there is something positive that comes out of it.

    You know me better than anyone else, so for those who are reading this you might see it as bias. Honestly, I am frank but I do it silently. I don't shout at your face or something but I do tell you about it. Although, most of the times it comes along with misunderstanding or miscommunication.

    It doesn't bother me at all cuz, right concepts for you might not be a right concept for another. It is how you deal and react to things.

    Even before when we fight I don't talk to you but instead I tell it to someone else, or write it down. Ask your bro, I usually text him.

    Those were the times, and I'm glad that we were able to fight, it brings about who you are and who I am.

    The more important in my write up is that how you react after fighting or after imperfection. Sure, you can do it again, but the aftermath is the important thing. It is where the identity and character comes out. Do you learn from it? Do you linger on it? Do you move on? Do you hate that person? Do you love that person more? There's actually a lot more questions to ask. The aftermath builds who you are, so for me I write it down and reflect and make a move. I always let it be THY will be done.