Nails in the Fence

By: Author Unknown

ألسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم


Nails in the Fence.
Nails in the Fence.

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all, he told to his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finnaly able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.

You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say “I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
The little boy then understand how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said, “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.”
“Of course I can,” said the father.

Please see my other post about “How to Control Our Anger.”

I’d say to you my lovely friends (brothers n sisters) “I hope you can forgive me for the holes I put in you.”

Jazakumullah khoir  for everything !


27 thoughts on “Nails in the Fence”

  1. Reblogged this on themissiontomars and commented:
    That is so a wonderful teaching Eva, a message filled with so much to learn from. The scars do remain that can’t be replaced, Wish we all learn to forgive and let go the anger. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post 🙂
    Hope this be of worth to others too 🙂
    Love and hugs 🙂

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                    1. Many thanks to you for your kind words! 🙂 I love drawing, design, art and writing. Drawing and design are just hobby, I don’t improve them specially. Today, I improve my writing first. You know , Dear? English is still a barrier for me, I have to learn grammar a lot! 😀 Thank you for everything! Have a wonderful day! I dunno the time in your country. 😉

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                    2. The clock shows it 3.40pm now. Being Saturday, i was sleeping like a lazy cat 😛
                      Wow!! Always keep the artist inside alive in you. About English, you soon will overcome the grammatical-barrier obstructing your way! If you like, you can go through some English magazines or if like reading news then can also go for newspaper reading. And can also improve by watching movies with english subtitles. Just keep your spirits high! Nothing can stop you ❤
                      Love and hugs my sweety ❤

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                    3. so, the different it’s about 5 hours, correct? 😉 yes, dear, I try many activities to improve my English. Thanks for your high support! Is English your own language, Sis? 🙂 Peace n Luv forever!

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                    4. I opted English as a second language in my academics as English has always been my favorite, also i pursued my higher education in English. Don’t worry you’ll hit the nail soon 🙂 just keep it up and keep trying 🙂


    1. Jazakallah, ya Akhi! I have the same thought. That’s why I posted it. I read this story in Indonesian book, then I searched the English version.
      Indeed, we can find the lessons in any sources.


      1. Don’t you worry. You can write whatever you want. I can give you an example.
        You can post a picture of some famous site in Indonesia and can write about it. You can write anything from fiction to non fiction. The idea is to post a picture and describe to describe it. The length could be from a paragraph to an entire page. Don’t worry about your English. Your English is good. The challenge is not mandatory, you can refuse it. But, by participating int it you’ll have fun.

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