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Prasanthhere

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:11 am    Post subject: Hold yourself and carry on
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There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in the beautiful stores. They both

liked antiques and pottery and especially teacups. This was their twenty-fifth wedding

anniversary.

One day in this beautiful shop they saw a beautiful teacup. They said, "May we see that?

We've never seen one quiet so beautiful." As the lady handed
it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke, "You don't understand," it said, "I haven't always

been a teacup."

"There was a time when I was red and I was clay. My master took me and rolled me and patted

me over and over and I yelled out, 'Let me alone,' but he only smiled, 'Not yet.'

"Then I was placed on a spinning wheel," the teacup said, "and suddenly I was spun around

and around and around. 'Stop it! I'm getting dizzy!' I screamed. But the master only

nodded and said, 'Not yet.'

"Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me,

and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read

his lips, as he shook his head, 'Not yet!'

"Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. 'There that's

better,' I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible; I

thought I would gag. 'Stop it, stop it!' I cried.
He only nodded, 'Not yet.'

"Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot

and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded, I screamed. I cried. All the time I

could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, 'Not yet!'

"Then I knew there wasn't any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But

the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me

a mirror and said, 'Look at urself.'
And I did. I said, 'That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful.'

"'I want you to remember, then,' he said, 'I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I

had left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the

wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it was hot and disagreeable in

the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked.

"'I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done

that, you never would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life. And if

I hadn't put you back in the second oven,
you wouldn't survive for very long because the hardness would not have held.

"'Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began you.'"


Moral:

While you are in your thoughest phase of life, God is taking you through the journey to make

the best of what he has thought about you. Hold yourself and carry on
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nikyojin

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Hold yourself and carry on
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This isn't funny...............
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject:
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so what !!!!!!!! fun stuff doesn't necessarily mean that everything should be jokes sort of........
But Prashanth the article was too good.
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