Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good news and Bad news

Well the Good news is......................this week is finally over!

The Bad news is................. Jeff did get laid off from his job! ( but we will be fine)

So with that (non life threatening) information, I will go to bed and leave you with this neat story about... how our lives and the decisions we make, can effect those around us for good or bad. I want to thank each of you for the good influence you have been in our lives. It has made such a wonderful difference, thank you again for that!

"Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."  ~William James

Growing Good Corn

There was a Nebraska 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 asked.
"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 in other dimensions. Those who choose to be at peace must help their neighbors to be at 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.
Unknown Author.~


"He who gives when he is asked has waited too long."  ~Sunshine Magazine

"In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy."  ~Karl Reiland

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Lynn, I was going to ask last night, but then thought all was well -- you both were in such good spirits.

You will be ok -- our prayers are with you always!