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Growing Good Corn

Growing Good Corn

Growing Good Corn

 

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 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.

 Author: Unknown

You can practice this principle starting by waking up each morning, asking yourself what you need? For example: If you felt sad, than you need joy. If you felt unappreciated, than you need appreciation. Once you defined you need joy, than make it a point to bring some joy to everyone see. Or if you determine you need appreciation, than tell as many people as possible what is it about them that you appreciate.

 

Getting the idea? You will find that by giving out what you wished to have in your world, you will receive what you wish in your world. Whatever you want, start giving it out first. If you want love, give out love. If you want happiness, make more people happy. If you want to be wealthy, help more people build wealth. If you want more out of life, give more.

 

Those who understand the true meaning of success, are the ones who share.

 

Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

 

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15 Comments

Oscar - freestyle mind says: 21 July 2009 - 12:53 am

Hey Giovanna, you are perfectly right. We need to give away first. If we do our best we’ll eventually get back other people’s best.

Oscar

Aviram says: 21 July 2009 - 2:56 am

Great post
Thank you very much!

Positively Present says: 21 July 2009 - 6:23 am

Wonderful! This ties in with the law of attraction idea. We get back what we put out into the world. I love the story!

J.D. Meier says: 21 July 2009 - 9:58 am

Beautiful story and I like the lesson. It really is about cutting to the chase and knowing what you want vs. what you need, just like it’s figuring out what you control and what what you don’t. Then of course, it’s making the most of what you’ve got.

Hilary says: 21 July 2009 - 1:40 pm

Hi Gio .. what a great parable .. and how absolutely true.

Brilliant idea to wake up in the morning and give our missing piece of the puzzle to another - then they will reciprocate .. I must definitely do that .. I try and make others happy or more at ease, but perhaps not definitively so .. So tomorrow I’ll give that idea a go - makes absolutely sense ..

Thanks - Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters .

Deanna Finlinson says: 21 July 2009 - 9:05 pm

Thank you Giovanna,

That was wonderful. That old saying ” what goes around, comes around.” Same with this. If you want good things to come to you, do good things.

Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 10:50 pm

Hi Oscar
Well said, my friend.
Thank you for your comment and sharing your thought.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 10:51 pm

Hi Aviram
Thank you for your comment and support.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 10:53 pm

Hi Positively Present
Law of attraction is fill with wisdom. :-) Thank you for your comment and joining the conversation.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 11:05 pm

Hi J.D.
Having the wisdom to know the different between what we have control over vs what we don’t, is one of those major breakthrough for most people. And making the most with what we got let help live life to the fullest.
Thank you for your comment and sharing your wisdom.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 11:09 pm

Hi Hilary
You GO Girl! Do it Absolutely…
Thank you for your comment and sharing your thought.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Giovanna Garcia says: 21 July 2009 - 11:11 pm

Hi Deanna
Growing up that is one model that I was taugh with. “What goes around, comes around.” Time tested, it is true no matter in what country.
Thank you for your comment and sharing your wisdom.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach says: 22 July 2009 - 3:00 am

Love the post! One candle can light a thousand others.

To get what YOU want says: 22 July 2009 - 3:01 am

[...] the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.

Giovanna Garcia says: 23 July 2009 - 9:40 pm

Hi Barbara
Well said, sister we are all one candle. Together we are a lot of candles lighting up the world.
Thanks for your comment and joining the conversation.
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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