Monday, August 9, 2010
Katie had spent her whole life working hard, doing without what others called a necessity but she had no regrets. Her life though full of hard work had been based on the seeds her mother had planted years ago; hard work, just rewards, helping hands and a kind heart. She gazed back at the lazy spotted pup, smiled at the peaceful creature and out loud commented, “We got everything we need, don’t we girl?”
At the very same moment Katie was finding solace in the simple life Beth was trying her best to decide what to wear to work. As she scoured the closet her mind kept wondering. “How on earth am I going to get out of work early?” she thought. Beth had volunteered to help with the community garden. “Why?” she asked, “Why did I overload myself?”
Beth knew the answer; she was just voicing her minor aggravation with the scheduling of it all. Beth, like Katie was doing just what her mother had thought her. “Give till it hurts,” she could hear her mother say, “It will come back to you.” Just the memory of her mother and all she had given made Beth realize; it wasn’t about the outfit, it was about the seed her mother had planted.
Throwing on a simple, yet matching outfit Beth grabbed her bag and headed for the bus stop. Catching the bus and searching for an empty seat, Beth sat right down next to Walter. Walter did not notice Beth, he was to busy with reading his brief to notice anything.
Walter had spent his entire life climbing ladders. Put his self threw school and worked his way right up the corporate ladder. His parents had tried to educate him to the values of real happiness but his only love had been goals and prosperity.
Walter now had his big office, over saw 50 people but Walter was lonely. Staring out the window he thought, “What was it mom use to say?” “Something about seeds and planting,” he recalled but he could not remember the exact phrase. “Oh, well,” he thought as he signed the pink slip never thinking about his actions. As we can see, Walters seed did not grow.
None of us want to be a Walter. Seeds are a vital part to the lives we tend to live. We are all our own seed; the actions and thoughts we pass along each day have the chance of forever returning to us.
For Monday let us start a garden, plant some seeds. They may not sprout this year but next year we may have a bumper crop.
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