Life Is A Do-It-Yourself Project – 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!<>

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