Usually, many of us go through tough times in our life. And most of the time, a bad day at work is the major reason for our distress. Our bad mood affects the environment at our home as we bring our problems to our home as well. In turn, our family members, too get affected by our stress and their smile vanishes off. But, this story tells us how a carpenter helped a homeowner to deal with his bad day at work and never show it off in front of his family.
The carpenter that a man hired to help him restore his old farmhouse had a very bad day at work. As a flat tire made him lose one hour of his work, and his electric saw quit. Unfortunately, after all this, his ancient pickup truck refused to start. The homeowner helped him by dropping him home. And while their journey home, the carpenter sat silently in the car.
On arriving he invited him to meet his family. As they both walked towards the entrance door, he paused briefly at a small tree and touched the tips of the branches with both the hands. While opening the door, he underwent an exceptional transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward, he walked the man to the car. And the homeowner could not resist himself from asking the carpenter about the mystery about the tree. He replied that the tree was his trouble tree. He further said, “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning, I pick them up again.”
And when the homeowner came to pick him up in the morning, he smiled. It looked like all his worries vanished completely and he had a fresh start to the day. Thus, this carpenter inspires us to do the same and never let our problems interfere in our personal life. If you also have such inspiring stories, do share them with us in the comments section below.