Sunday, 5 June 2011

SHARE YOUR CORN

THE AWARD WINNING CORN
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There once was a farmer who grew award winning corn.  corn on the cob vegetables  fruit010.gif animations 2d food


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.

Nlyl Children Sharing A Ball Clip ArtThe 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 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.

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