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Building Your House

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He (1) his employer of his plans to leave the housebuilding business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and to enjoy his grandchildren. He said that he would miss the pay cheque each week, but he wanted to retire. They could (2)  . The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go, and asked if he (3)  just one more house (4) a personal favour. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. The quality of his work was poor and he (5)  cheap and low-class materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career. When the carpenter finished his work, his employer (6)  to inspect the house. He looked around the house without (7)  . Then he handed the front-door key (8) the carpenter and said, “This is your house… my gift to you.” The carpenter was shocked! (9)  shame! If he had known he was building his own house, he (10)  it all so differently. And so it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realise that we have to live in the house we (11)  just built. If we could do it over, we (12)  it much differently. But we cannot go back. Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude, and the (13)  you make today, helps build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. (14)  , build wisely and you (15) surprised!


Přidáno:29.prosince 2008 18:02
Naposledy otevřeno:21.října 2020 4:28
Obtížnost:Pokročilý / C1-C2

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