On Life, love and Politics

"Random musings about Life, love and Politics. Just my open diary on the events going on in the world as I see it."

Work like you do not need the money!! May 13, 2009

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of
his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely
life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck,
but he needed to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could
build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but
in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted
to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way
to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, the employer came to inspect the
house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter.

"This is your house," he said, "my gift to you." The carpenter was shocked!
What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would
have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less
than our best into the building. Then with a shock we realize we have to
live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much
differently. But we cannot go back.

You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. "Life is a do-it-yourself project," someone has said. Your attitudes
and the choices you make today build the "house" you live in tomorrow. Work like you do not need the money!!

 

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