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The Holes in the Fence


When I was still teaching four years ago, I realized that I easily lost my temper specially when  my students don't follow the rules inside the classroom. Every morning, I always got angry to students who goes to school late and no assignment. This has been going on for 3 years. Anger corrupted my heart. With my temper, I hurt a lot of people even my colleagues. On my way home, I got the chance to talk to our carpenter as the chairs in my classroom needs to be fixed. He figured out that I am kinda irritated and angry at that time. 
He ask me, "Is there something wrong Sir?"
" Well, yes! I easily gets angry and lost my temper because of small things and sometimes I am unreasonable." I replied.
"Well, I wish I can do something about it." He said.
But here's a bag of nails and a hammer. Everytime you lost your temper, hammer a nail in the fence." He continued.
     I wonder what's the point of hammering a nail in the fence. But I did still try thinking that this will also help me count how many times I lost my temper. On the first day, I had driven 28 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as I learned to control my temper, the number of nails I hammered in the fence went down. I realized that I easily lost my temper or get mad on so many things. I also found out that its easy to control my temper than to driver those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when I didn't lose my temper at all. I told the carpenter about it and was happy about it. This time he told me to pull out those nails each time I able to hold my temper. 

     Days passed and I was able to pulled out the nails in the fence. I went back to our school carpenter and returned the bag of nails and the hammer. He smiled at me and then congratulated me again. He give me a tap in the back and told me to go with him to the fence where I previously hammered the nails. 

He said, "You have done well Sir. But look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same again. When you say or do things in anger they leave a scar just like this one."

     I was so ashamed that I put a scar on my students. I should be a role model and should inspire them instead of saying things that will destroy there life. IIt doesn't matter how many times we said sorry or ask for forgiveness but the scar is still there. So we should always control our temper before we said something that we will regret for the rest of our lives.


16 comments:

  1. Yan ang mahirap sa isang prof o teacher, pag may nagawa kang mali sa harap ng klase mo, hindi na mawwala yun sa kanila, kasi inaasahan nila na mgiging role model ka para sa kanila.

    Pero ang ganda ng natututan kong lesson dito sa post mo.

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  2. nakakatakot pala talaga ang magalit...

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  3. nice dookie...it's me..tawing..keep following your dreams but dont forget to look up where YAHWEH is..

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  4. Sabagay tama ka dyan mokong.. but i think it depends on how you change that into something positive.. and i believe they will understand.. like my students.. until now they still respect me in any way they can.. hehe

    Salamat at may natutunan ka.. ako nga din ehh..

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  5. @KikomaxXx -- yes tama ka dyan nakakatakot talaga.. so be careful what you say or dopag nagalit ka..

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  6. @Anonymous-- Salamat Taw!.. hehe

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  7. hmmm... so never lose your temper again brother..-- hannah

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  8. wow. napag isip ako ng matagal.At Nagbilang ng mga sinaktan ko. Madami na ito.thanks Xander.Awesome post.

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  9. Hi Diamond R-- thanks... there still time to change and remove those nails.. hehe

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  10. Ang ganda ng kwento. Tama si manong carpenter, anger can give scars.

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  11. Hi Khantotantra -- oo nga saktong sakto talaga si manong karpentero.. hehehe.. umieksena pa si manong noh.. hahah

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  12. Wow I like your story about controlling our temper. I learned a lesson from this post. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hey redlan... im glad you like this post.. that inspired me to post more..

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  14. nice! hammer and nails for anger management, masubukan nga...usually what i do is shout somewhere na walang tao to vent out...hehe

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  15. @asiong32 -- uu ganyan ako dati.. minsan nga pag sa kwarto ako nagtatakip ako ng unan at dun ako sumigaw para walang makarinig.. ahehehhee... sure subukan mo yung nails and hammr.. pero wag dun sa kung kanino ka galit ha.. remember sa fence lang pwede.. hahahahahaa.. hindi rin pwede sa semento na fence.. dapat sa wood.. hahahhaa..joke..peace.. and thanks asiong for dropping by...come back soon okies..

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