Theos-World FW: DTB == PR -- A STUDY IN KARMA.
Mar 10, 2000 10:33 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck
Mar 10th 2000
Dal & Val offer:
A story that we enjoyed:
The Karma (fate) of the "One never knows....!"
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his
employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building
and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his
family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.
could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if
build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter
but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his
resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It
unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to
house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. "This is
house," he said, "my gift to you."
The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known
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
our best into the building. Then with a shock, we realize we
live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd
much differently. But we cannot go back.
You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a
erect a wall. "Life is a do-it-yourself project," someone has
Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the "house"
live in tomorrow.
"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you
might be the
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