A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Goodbye, Summer


It’s been fun. But, I gotta say goodbye…not you, silly…to the summer! It’s been a busy few months and one of the reasons I haven’t been here in a while! I took a break but not from fiber playing. I will slowly bring ’em out for the world to see. I promise.

Today, I like to share one of my all-time favorite childhood tales.

An old Chinese lady is carrying two buckets that hang on both sides of a bamboo stick.

One of the buckets is cracked, whereby the other one is completely fine and strong.

At the end of the trip from the river to the house, the cracked bucket is only able to carry half of the water.

This happens every day for two years and the old Chinese lady only carries one and a half buckets instead of two full buckets of water.

The strong bucket is so proud of his contribution to the old lady.

The cracked bucket, however, feels very sad and ashamed as she is not capable of helping the old lady.

After two years of failure and struggling, the cracked bucket speaks with the old lady at the side of the river. “I am so ashamed of myself as due to my disability, half of the water that you carry is wasted along the way to your house.

The old lady smiles. “Do you realize that along your side of the path there are many beautiful flowers whereby there are none on the other side of the path?

This is because I always realized your weaknesses, therefore I threw flower seeds along your path. Everyday, whenever we walk home from the river, you have watered the seeds without your realizing.

And for the past two years, I am able to pluck the beautiful flowers and put them on the table.”If you were not as you are, I might not have such beautiful things in this house. ♥.¸¸.•°´°▪♥ღ

I have weaknesses. But, the weaknesses are what actually make my life unique and interesting. Thank you for making my side of the road beautiful!.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)

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Comments on: "Goodbye, Summer" (3)

  1. What a touching parable! I’m copying this, so I can read it over and over. I hope you’re reposting this on Facebook.

  2. A beautiful and inspiring tale! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Sarah I have missed you ! It is wonderful that now you are back, and in all your glorious wisdom shared. Thank you ! xxx

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