The more hurt
and pain you have gone thru in life, the stronger and
beautiful your heart will be.....
One day a young man was standing in the middle of the
town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in
the whole valley.
large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for
it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it.
Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful
heart they had ever seen. The young man was very proud
and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart.
Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd
and said, "Why your heart is not nearly as beautiful as
mine." The crowd and the young man looked at the old
man's heart. It was beating strongly, but full of scars,
it had places where pieces had been removed and other
pieces put in, but they didn't fit quite right and there
were several jagged edges. In fact, in some places there
were deep gouges where whole pieces missing.
The people stared. How can he say his heart is more
beautiful?? they thought. The young man looked at the
old man's heart and saw its state and laughed. "You must
be joking," he said. "Compare your heart with mine, mine
is perfect and yours is a mess of scars and tears."
"Yes," said the old man, "Yours is perfect looking but I
would never trade with you. You see, every scar
represents a person to whom I have given my love - I
tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them, and
often they give me a piece of their heart which fits
into the empty place in my heart, but because the pieces
aren't exact, I have some rough edges, which I cherish,
because they remind me of the love we shared. Sometimes
I have given pieces of my heart away, and the other
person hasn't returned a piece of his heart to me. These
are the empty gouges - giving love is taking a chance.
Although these gouges are painful, they stay open,
reminding me of the love I have for these people too,
and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I
have waiting. So now do you see what true beauty is?"
The young man stood silently with tears running down his
cheeks. He walked up to the old man, reached into his
perfect young and beautiful heart, and ripped a piece
out. He offered it to the old man with trembling hands.
The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart
and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and
placed it in the wound in the young man's heart. It fit,
but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges.
The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore
but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old
man's heart flowed into his.
They embraced and walked away side by side.
You have two choices now:
1. Delete this.
Invite Love into your life!
Hope you will choose 2. I did.