Building Bridges

Last Update: March 04, 2015

Once lived two farmers, brothers in fact, who lived side by side. They had a great relationship until one day they got into a major argument and the two of them stopped speaking.

The disagreement grew more intense when the younger brother decided to build a creek to separate their two farms.

The older brother decided to build a fence so he would no longer have to look at his brothers property. He hired a carpenter, purchased the materials, and went off thinking: "Ha! This will teach him a lesson".

When he got home he was shocked to find that the carpenter had built instead a beautiful wooden bridge, complete with handrails and his brother standing in the middle of it with his hand outstretched. "After all I have said and done, you still built this beautiful bridge! I am so sorry."

We all make mistakes. By forgiving from the heart we build bridges in our relationships which is so much better than building fences and barriers.

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Larry_T Premium
So did the older brother shake hands with his brother or did he fire the carpenter? Ha..Ha.. Naw, it is another great post. You always seem to find fantastic stories.
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MsDebbie Premium
LOL... it does take both parties to be receptive to healing
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BenORourke Premium
There is a lesson there for everyone. We only have one life!
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MsDebbie Premium
This is true. We must cherish it
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CMcCulloch Premium
Very nice thought and beautiful picture!
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MsDebbie Premium
Thank you very much
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SharonAllen1 Premium
What a beautiful thought, and a great blog. I'll bet you are a real sweetheart, God bless you for your wonderful messages.
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MsDebbie Premium
I try. :-)
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Fontdee Premium
Accurate .... And it applies to one of my family twits
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MsDebbie Premium
:-)
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