Monday, January 12, 2009

I thought I would share this!

An aging builder was ready to retire. He told his boss of his plans to leave the home-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire, and they could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his favorite employee and friend go & asked if he could build just one more home as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over 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, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, 'This is your house... my gift to you.' The carpenter was stunned!

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 would do it much differently. But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, 'Life is a do-it-yourself project.' Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the 'house' you will live in tomorrow.

Therefore, Build wisely!.

This is so True!!!!!!


Happy To Be said...

Kim I just love this and girl I wished I could steal it..I have a sign that says " hands build a house...but hearts build a home" another great one...thanks for sharing..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Helen said...

So true so true. We have a small hanging in our home that says, THANK GOD FOR WHAT YOU HAVE, TRUST GOD FOR WHAT YOU NEED! You have fabulose taste --- wish you could share your gift with me, alas I was sleeping when God gave out creativity. Your little ones are so adorable! We have a Schauzer and a Yorkie!