Nails in the Fence（钉子与篱笆）
There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave himabag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper,tohammer a nail in the back fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easiertohold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didnt lose his temper atall.He told his father about it and the father suggested that theboynow pull out one nail for each day that he was able to holdhistemper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tellhisfather that all the nails were gone. The father took his son bythehand and led him to the fence. He said, You have done well,myson, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will neverbethe same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar justlikethis one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. Itwontmatter how many times you say Im sorry, the wound is stillthere.A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smileandencourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a wordofpraise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Showyourfriends how much you care. （编辑：赵露）