The trouble tree!

A carpenter was hired by John to restore an old farmhouse has just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit and now his ancient truck refused to start. While John drove him home, carpenter sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited John to meet his family. As they walked towards the front door, carpenter 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 John to the car. They passed the tree and John’s curiosity got better and John asked him about what he had seen him do earlier.

‘Oh, that’s my trouble tree,’ Carpenter replied. ‘I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don’t belong at home 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,’ Carpenter smiled, ‘when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.’

P.S.: This is a not a copyrighted work of mine. I found it online and just shared it here so that others can learn from this. I will also start to implement it in my life. Happy weekend! ❤

Source: https://llerrah.com/troubletree.htm

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