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The Trouble Tree

Friday, September 06, 2013

Another "find" on Facebook. Author unknown.

The Trouble Tree

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he 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 face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.' 'Funny thing is,' he smiled,' when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. We all need a Tree!

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SEAJESS 9/16/2013 12:44PM

    emoticon for a emoticon story!

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CINA-MINI 9/13/2013 2:55AM

    That's a keeper for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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TATTER3 9/8/2013 7:12AM

    Love this Asta! Good thought!

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GAMOMMY3 9/8/2013 12:30AM

    Love this Asta. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Thanks for sharing this.

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    I have had this for years, it is something we all need to have. Really, we do, it's called Jehovah.

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IOEINC 9/6/2013 12:31PM

    Lovely story!! Thanks for sharing!!


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