There once was one little boy who had bad temper. His father gave him a bag full of nails and told him every time he gets mad and lost control, to take a hammer and with all his strength hits the nail and nail him… to fence.
First day, boy nailed 37 nails into fence. During next few months he learned to control his anger and the number of nails in the fence was decreasing. He discovered that it is easier to control his temper, than nail the nail into fence.
So, the day come, boy didn’t lose control entire day. He told it to his father and the father responded that each day he manages to control his behavior he rips out one nail from.
Days were passing by and one day boy told his father that he has taken out all nails. Father took him by the hand and brought him to the fence and said: “You did it good, my son, look at all of the holes in the fence. Fence will never be the same again. When you say some things in anger, they leave scars, like these holes in fence. You can stab a man with a knife and pull out a knife and after that no matter how many times you say how sorry you are, wounds remain.”
Verbal wound is equally painful as physical one. Friends encourage you to succeed in something, you laugh with them, they are ready to listen to you, to share your pain, they have nice words for you. Do your best to avoid making holes in fences of your friends.
To forgive someone is easy, but trusting again is completely different story. Regardless is it friendship or love relationship… all relationships are based on confidence. Without confidence, there is nothing!
Your Academy <3