Jul 16, 2008

The Old Carpenter

* This is the story been addressed to us during the Taylor's Registration day. An inspiring story.

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, "This is your house... my gift to you."

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

* This post purposely to prevent worms from afflicting the blog. Online Newsletter in comments box.


  1. Quote~17 Jul

    * Mr Wise "If I do what I always did, I will get what I always got"

  2. But to do what I always did....
    I would be REALLY boring...ugh!

  3. On who am i?>>

    i think u didn't get the meaning..
    you will get what you always got if you didn't change. not improve. so, we have to make different things...
    so that the result would be outstanding...

  4. Journal~18Jul

    * I have quizes for Chem and Ad. Func
    * Haq, Aizat, Ammar, Nazrin - in taylor's - happy-go-lucky
    * It's an exciting moment learning Java Programming
    * I think I want to visit INTEC soon
    * ADP Taylor's - Irfan, the only one... He seems okay...
    * One good thing at Casa is swimming...

  5. artikel ni ptut dibaca oleh semua...
    very inspiring...

    i want to build my own house!!

  6. On sahabat>>

    amat rugi bagi yg mengabaikn....
    btul 2..
    repect sama lu...

  7. yela...ble nk ice skating?keyh2...

  8. On sahabat>>

    oh, buat mse ni blum rncng lg, sbb aura canada xhangat lg...
    nnt da smpai aura tu, aku pegila...

  9. Jack MeridewThree, you are good at manipulating others. That what the wise people believe. You said that I don't make any decision. We are having discussion, and I just scolded all of you for not upholding the rule. It works out. You realized your fault, and you have worked on the fire. It is my advice, isn't it? We want civilization.

    Do you notice that when you done the faults, your leadership qualities goes down, and you have a terrible moment. Then, you use your hunters to work on the fire, and they light on the fire and keep it - and you said that you possess better leadership qualties.

    How do you think the people would trust you that when you goes hunting the fire will still goes on? Don't try to convince other now, if you don't ever meant what you are saying.


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