Odongo Odoyo

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A number of good and bad things do happen in our daily life, but in all one has to make a choice today for his tomorrow’s life. It might sound strange but this is the truth that must be faced and that must come into real life. I like sharing topics that impact positively on human beings. It might just add value in one’s life and might bring new direction towards making right and proper decision. There are many of us who would spoil what they have toiled for life just with stroke of uninformed decisions through careless anger or whatever it may be. It is important to weigh and try very hard to foretell what would be the reaction to any decision you make in life. Kindly read below

“The Old Carpenter

A carpenter with many years of experience was ready to retire. He communicated to his contractor about his plans to leave the house building business to live a more leisurely retired life with his wife and family. The contractor felt a little upset that his good and experienced carpenter was leaving the job, but he requested the carpenter to build just one more house for him.

The carpenter agreed with the contractor but his heart was not in his work like it used to be. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials for building the last house of his career. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.

When the carpenter completed the house and the employer came to inspect the house. He looked around the house and just before he exited the house he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said: “This is your house, my gift to you.” This was a huge surprise to the carpenter.

Although it was supposed to be a good surprise, he wasn’t feeling good as he felt a deep shame inside him. If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home that wasn’t built that well.

Moral of the Story:

Like the carpenter, we build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to put up with less rather than the best.

Give your best. Your attitudes and the choices you make today will be your life tomorrow, therefore, build it wisely”.

The moral of this take speaks for itself but a good lesson that whatever one is doing do it better than you found it. It can turn around to be for your own benefit. Some people do things hurriedly and carelessly because they do not want responsibilities. A person of substances live to be proud of his/her touches and would always like to be associated with his own work because of doing it better and carefully. This is one of the obligations that dictate life for the better of all man-kind.

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