June Warm Fuzzy: The Extra We GiveJun 14, 2022
The Extra We Give
A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner had asked him.
While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.
When he finished painting, he received his money and left.
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The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for the painting.
The painter was surprised and said, “You've already paid me for painting the boat, Sir!”
“But this is not for the paint job. It's for repairing the hole in the boat.”
“Ah! But it was such a small service... certainly, it's not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”
“My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:
When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention the hole.
When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.
They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time.
When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.
Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.
Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole!
You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your 'small' good deed.”
So no matter who, when, or how, continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively, and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find. You never know when one is in need of us, or when that care and kindness may return to you in surprising ways.
Along the way, you may have repaired numerous 'boat holes' for several people without realizing how many lives you've saved.
Make a difference....be the best you...
Have a beautiful day
Mike Stott Northwest Atlanta Properties