Inspirational Story - The Trouble Tree

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Do you bring outside troubles back home to your family?

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Inspirational Story - The Trouble Tree

Postby autumnbronze » Mon May 24, 2010 1:00 pm

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Hi all,

Got this from SIL via email. Thought of sharing it with ya'll ....

With all the stress and pressure that we face everyday in our lives, do any of you have a 'trouble tree' that you can turn to in times of need :D

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 tyre 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 towards the front door, he paused briefly at a tree, touching the tips of the tree. 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 them 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 them up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."


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Postby Busymom » Mon May 24, 2010 1:07 pm

Great story, autumnbronze.

Now, this is a better thread to post this than at the other.... :wink:

.... I was half-expecting something else... :|

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Postby autumnbronze » Mon May 24, 2010 1:08 pm

Busymom wrote:Great story, autumnbronze.

Now, this is a better thread to post this than at the other.... :wink:

.... I was half-expecting something else... :|


Thanks to BigD, actually :D

Thought we trying to hit pg target mah .... :wink:

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Postby Busymom » Mon May 24, 2010 1:17 pm

pg target? wat's tat?

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Postby autumnbronze » Mon May 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Busymom wrote:pg target? wat's tat?


PM you, Busymom :D

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Postby on_plus_kiasu » Mon May 24, 2010 1:31 pm

Wow! Very inspirational story!
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We Singaporeans are so lucky that we still have trees surrounding our estates.
:D
Gonna chope the biggest tree near my estate to "hang my troubles" :lol:

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Postby tankee » Mon May 24, 2010 1:39 pm

Good Story ! :celebrate:


If I pause at the tree to hang up my troubles at work, I'll be there the whole night :(



joking :wink:

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Postby hquek » Mon May 24, 2010 2:36 pm

maybe the ubiquitous 'sia liu' plant that is outside a lot of hbd flats will work? that thing (leaves plus a bit of branch) supposed to bring good luck right?

Wonder if my neighbour's plant will shrivel up and die if I hang too many troubles there. :P

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