A Story About a Man and the Boat.
--by BlissForgive, posted Aug 10, 2017
While painting, he realized there was a hole in the hull and decided to repair it.
When finished painting, he received his money and left.
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 painting.
The painter was surprised:
- You've already paid me for painting the boat!
- he said.
- But this is not for the paint job.
It's for having repaired 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 about 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.
Moral of the story:
So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the "leaks" you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.
I ended up beating it then found out my wife had been cheating on me while ibwas fighting cancer. We divorced then in 2018 i had pneumonia and after the hospital stay had to go to a nursing home. I ended up meeting my current wife who haas shown my more love and care the i ever knew a person could. I have had my 3rd
4th & 5th heart attack while with her. More pneumonia( due to copd) and raising
Our 3 yr old daughter and my other kids. Im 53 and injoying life more and more
Astory worth to share with friends
Something i will remember and share with my family and friends.
Thank you for sharing william. God bless.
This story makes me think of the "holes" in our lives. Do we bother to find them and repair them for good?
I am not trying to find negativity in others but as an act of kindness give them an opportunity to look within and repair the hole if it is found.
We may have a hole of taking it for granted. We are supposed to repair this hole by thanking people from the bottom of our heart and reward them when necessary.
Ignorance is the biggest hole that drains our life. Living in the moment with awareness is necessary to repair this hole. Just passing by someone lying by the roadside in dire need and may die. Isn't our ignorance and ourselves are responsible for that person's death that we may have been saved with giving just a bottle of water and some food or make arrangement to send to hospital if injured?
There can be many holes in our life. Thanks for this thought provoking and giving us nice lesson.
Very nice story.