Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Right Attitudes.

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favour.

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.

When the carpenter finished his work, the employer 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 we are shocked to realize we have to live in the house we have built!

If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. And better. But you cannot go back. You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall.

Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the house you live in tomorrow. Build wisely! Build with commitment, pride, joy, and love.


Wan said...

Hi Robert,
Today's post is very meaningful and I truly agree with your view.
It actually put me to a second thought and question myself, have I performed well lately?
Wish you a GREAT holidays and a Wonderful Shopping Spree with your Darling.
Best regards,

Robert Foo said...

Hi Wan,
Sorry for the late reply coz i am on holiday at the moment.

No one could be perfect in life, we just have to keep improving all the time. Including myself too.

Happy holiday to you as well.