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Don’t Bring Home Your Problems June 24, 2006

Posted by WishBoNe in Career, Family, Meaningful Emails.

Below is a story sent to me and I find it so appropriate for all of us.
Whether you are married or not, have children or not, do not bring home your problems which you encountered at work.
Smile to your family as they are the ones who you can get support from and the ones who need your support.
So smile and enjoy the very little time you have with them. You probably see them between 6pm-11pm weekday and that's about 4 hours a day or 20 hours a week on weekdays. Include the weekends, say 12 hours each for Saturday and Sunday, that will only be 48 hours a week. It will be very sad for all of us to have to spend only 2 full days a week to frown at their sight.

The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tyre made him lose an hour of work,his electric saw quit and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.

On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked towards the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. As we passed the tree, my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

"Oh that's my trouble tree", he replied. "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again. "Funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick them, there ain't nearly as many as I remembered hanging up the night before".

Morale of the story

  1. Always Smile & The Whole World Will Smile With You Too!!!
  2. Do not bring your work problems home.
  3. Tomorrow is another day it will bring new opportunities, as long as you have given your best for the day, you have peace of mind.


1. - June 25, 2006

That’s the spirit. There’s too many problems to tackle at once but when you look at them one at a time. It doesn’t seem very big any more.

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