NAIL IN THE FENCE
Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence (Most importantly the last sentence)
There 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
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
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 wounds is still there.
A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
Friends are very rare jewels indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share words of praise
They always want to open their hearts to us.
So, lets make circle of friends
stop getting angry and stop hurting each other.
enjoy the life with full of happy friends and family
Lastly, please forgive me my dear friend and family
if i have ever left a hole….
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5 thoughts on “Anger Management Story: Nail in the fence”
Thankyou for sharing this. This is such a great story.
this is just great i love it so much….
I WAS contemplating posting this great forward I received in email, on my blog. You’ve done a “bang-up” job with the images 🙂 Good stuff!
What a good little story, I think this will work great with kids. Do you know the source? Is it okay to use this in my anger management course with kids and adults in Birmingham UK?
Great blog thanks for the tips. Another article I read that helped me keep my anger under control was http://angermanagment.hotreviewsite.info
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