MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1044
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
The boss ordered one of his men to dig a hole eight feet deep.
After the job was completed the boss returned and explained
an error had been made and the hole wouldn't be needed.
"Fill the hole back up," he ordered.
The worker did as he'd been told. But he ran into a problem.
He couldn't get all the dirt packed back into the hole
without leaving a mound on top.
He went to the office and explained his problem.
The boss snorted, "Honestly! The kind of help you get these days!
There's obviously only one thing to do.
You'll have to dig that hole deeper!"
Have you ever tried to un-ring a bell?
Once rung, it's rung. You can't call the sound back into the bell.
That is true with a bell.
That is true with words.
Once rung or said, it can be un-rung or un-said.
There are many things in life that once it's done,
it just can't be put back exactly like it was.
When we dig up and spread dirt, we can't just put the dirt back in
and make everything like it was before.
Even when we try to repair the damage, we leave marks.
Before we say an unkind word, humiliate someone, or spread gossip, remember,
it's like the boss that tried to fill in the hole and make it like it was.
You can't just dig it deeper.
There is a sign that you will often see on property where underground power,
water or gas lines run.
It says, "call this number before digging".
Maybe we should always check with the main office before digging.
You can never get dirt put back in place quite right once it's been let loose.
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