Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Worth a read

I saw this on Facebook one day.  It was posted by Seth Mays and picked up by my friend Linda, out in Alberta.

It is a lovely little story and so worth sharing.

We all need a little tree at our door.

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him loose an hour of work,
his electric drill quit,
and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family.
As we walked toward the front door,
he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.
His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me.
I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my trouble tree", he replied.  "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one things for sure......
those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children.
So, I just hang them up on the tree eery night when I come home and ask God to take care of them.
Then in the morning I pick them up again."
"Funny thing is", he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.


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