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Moral Of The Story Is….

on May 28, 2021

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.”

The little boy then understood how powerful his words were.

He looked up at his father and said “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.”


“Of course I can,” said the father.
It’s not always anger, it is your actions in general. There are no “fresh starts” in life. There is no new beginning. Forgiveness comes easy for many people but the scars of the past, they never go away. .

Watch what you do today, because sometimes the price isn’t worth the reward.


25 responses to “Moral Of The Story Is….

  1. scifihammy says:

    Wise words. 🙂

  2. Beautifully expressed.

  3. What a great fable.

  4. tanvibytes says:

    Beautifully put

  5. Neethu says:

    Wonderful post🤩

  6. I love the powerful message in it.

  7. Amorina Rose says:

    What a beautiful post with a powerful message.

  8. Oof. “No new beginning.” So many people desperately seek out one of those. This story bluntly puts a pin – that is to say, it hammers a nail into that prospect.

  9. Marlapaige says:

    I have found this out too late, I fear. Thank you for this

  10. Rupali says:

    Words of wisdom.

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