RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Sitting around the Campfire
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-19-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
patbarton
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rising Fawn
Posts: 353
M.O.C. #11268
Cracked pots

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 day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Don't forget the Cracked Pot that told you this story...
patbarton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Good story
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
HOOK
Montana Master
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 4,200
M.O.C. #11401
HOOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:22 AM   #4
DarMar
Montana Master
 
DarMar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brandon
Posts: 3,944
M.O.C. #1034
From one Cracked Pot to another, thanks Pat!
__________________
Darwin & Maureen DeBackere
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
2011/3500/Silverado/4x4/DRW/Duramax
2017/3721RL/Legacy Pkg./Pressure-Pro
DarMar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
seahunter
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,284
M.O.C. #11675
Well that's definitely a "glass half full" tale of how to look at things...

I'm in the cracked, slightly irregular camp too .

seahunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #6
DQDick
Site Team
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 17,899
M.O.C. #11455
Cool! Thanks!!!
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, and 2013 HC 343RL
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #7
ole dude
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location:
Posts: 992
M.O.C. #7128
HMMMMMMMM
ole dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
ols1932
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posts: 4,876
M.O.C. #1944
Thanks Pat. Very inspirational. You made my day!

Orv
ols1932 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
Mrs. CountryGuy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: _
Posts: 5,238
M.O.C. #6337
HUGE LIKE, as they say in FB land.

Nice story!

Thanks for sharing it.
Mrs. CountryGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #10
ray fischer
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: zelienople
Posts: 300
M.O.C. #3760
Nice thread Pat. It's like stopping to smell the roses.
ray fischer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #11
sfish
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: bloomington
Posts: 540
M.O.C. #10234
Well done! Thanks
sfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
snfexpress
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: South
Posts: 2,499
M.O.C. #5140
Pat, I thought you were talking about psycho-ceramics (crack pots!). Seriously, great story!
snfexpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #13
Driftwoodgal
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Driftwood
Posts: 1,376
M.O.C. #5446
Send a message via AIM to Driftwoodgal
I needed a story such as this today. Thanks for sharing your story.
Driftwoodgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
COFFEE POTS NEEDED!!!!! Sugar 2016 Annual North American Fall Rally 16 09-16-2016 12:19 PM
COFFEE POTS NEEDED! Sugar 2015 Annual North American Fall Rally 10 09-16-2015 02:46 PM
COFFEE POTS NEEDED Sugar 2014 Annual North American Fall Rally 13 09-23-2014 01:09 PM
Looking for BIG pots to boil omelettes D and M On The Road North America MOC / Western Region 7 05-21-2007 06:24 PM
FT pots and pans... dsprik Full Timing in your Montana 19 06-06-2006 07:17 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×