The Crack Pot

A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what was perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?
That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.” Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and warding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.


  1. Good one ! how is your vacation BTW ? post some nice snaps …

  2. Hey ! its Eid Tomorrow [ friday ] Wishes from Mr and Mrs Grey …. Eid Mubarak

  3. Your size, shape and race doesn’t matter. Each one of us contribute in our soceity in our way, every little things count..

    Thanks, Rie
    I hope you are having a fun time back home

  4. Grey, my vacation is really enjoyable..I have lots of pictures here but sad to say that I did not able to bring my USB, I can’t transfer it yet. I hope all is well there in Kuwait 🙂 Happy eid also 1

    Chika, 🙂 thanks dear !

    Hessa, you’re welcome…I always love your comments dear!

  5. so it means na kahit mayroon tayong mga kapansanan or mga imperpeksyon kahit papano may nakukuha pa rin tayong benipisyo dito.

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