Saturday, May 28, 2016


Is the title of today's inspirational message

There once was a farmer
who grew award-winning
corn. Each year he entered
his corn in the state fair
where it won a blue ribbon.
One year a newspaper
reporter interviewed him
and learned something
interesting about how he
grew it. The reporter
discovered that the farmer
shared his seed corn with
his neighbors.
"How can you afford to
share your best seed corn
with your neighbors when
they are entering corn in
competition with yours
each year?" the reporter
"Why sir," said the farmer,
"didn't you know? The wind
picks up pollen from the
ripening corn and swirls it
from field to field. If my
neighbors grow inferior
corn, cross-pollination will
steadily degrade the quality
of my corn. If I am to grow
good corn, I must help my
neighbors grow good corn."
He is very much aware of
the connectedness of life.
His corn cannot improve
unless his neighbor's corn
also improves.
So it is with our lives.
Those who choose to live in
peace must help their
neighbors to live in peace.
Those who choose to live
well must help others to live
well, for the value of a life is
measured by the lives it
touches. And those who
choose to be happy must
help others to find
happiness, for the welfare
of each is bound up with the
welfare of all.
The lesson for each of us is
this: if we are to grow good
corn, we must help our
neighbors grow good corn.
It is possible to give away and become richer! It is
also possible to hold on too tightly and lose
everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By
watering others, he waters himself.

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