Commitment and Second Chances #shorts

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

This is a lovely story about a carpenter who made the decision to retire and the surprise he received at the end of this final project.

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A carpenter, decided to retire and went to his boss and told them of his decision. He had always been a good worker and his boss was saddened by the decision he made, but encouraged him. “Could you do one more house for me?”

The carpenter’s attitude had waned and the long the short of it is, he started to cut corners, use inferior material, do good enough work, and eventually finished the house and went to his boss to let him know. The boss came to him and said, “Here are the keys. You’ve always been good and loyal to me. This house is for you.”

And the carpenter thought “If only I knew, I would have done a much better job.”

And isn’t that like the rest of our life where we do half-assed work, and hope we have a better day or go off to something else? Remember, no one gets a second chance like that.

That’s Just The Way I Am


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