Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The greatest story.

 I received this from a dear friend in an e-mail and wanted to share it with you.
I don't know the author.
A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.

Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together.

He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you." The young executives were Shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with
 what you have grown from the seed I have given you.
I will then
 judge the plants that you bring, and the one
I choose will be
 the next CEO."

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed.He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted
 the seed. Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow.

Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.

Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still

By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.

Six months went by -- still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection.

Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick to his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot
 to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at
the variety
 of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his youngexecutives.

Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"

All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"

When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer!

His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed.

"How could he be the new CEO?" the others said.

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this
 room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.

All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new
Chief Executive Officer!"

* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you
 plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation
So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.
Think about this for a minute....  
If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?

If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something happened, would you come?

If I had one day left to live my life, would you be part of that last day?

If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?

This is a test to see who your real
friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you 
 when they are bored

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together,
they move together,
they cry together,
they see things together,
and they sleep together, but they never see each other;
....that's what friendship is..
That is how I see my blogger friends.
I love you all.

Your aspiration is your motivation, your
motivation is your belief,
your belief is your peace,
your peace is your target,
your target is heaven, and life is like hard core torture without it!

It's 'World Best Friends Week'

Who is your best friend?


T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Peggy, I love your new blog look! And your sketches are wonderful. I would like to do this but just can't seem to get going on it. I wish you all the best in your effort to eat right and lose weight. My cousin struggles with diabetes and other problems and can't seem to get a handle on any of it. My late MIL had late onset diabetes -- so I am constantly telling my husband he needs to change his eating habits. He started on blood pressure medicine some months ago. His dad had high blood pressure. I have heart disease from my dad's side of the family and 6 years ago changed my eating habits completely. I am not exercising now like I should. But I do try to eat right 95% of the time. You can do it! God Bless! Tammy

Anvilcloud said...

What a seedy little post. :)

Bob Scotney said...

Hi Peggy. The seed story has been doing the rounds for years. I heard it some 20 years ago and I'm sure it wasn't new then. The moral is still good.

MOLLYE said...

Oh my sweet sister, I am loving this. I have NEVER read this before and I have a big favor to ask of you. I've been trying to think of something poignant and deserving of posting on my blog at "Jake's Story" and this little story exemplifies the way Jake lived his life. Would you give me permission to re-post it there and I will certainly let folks know about the sweet lady I first saw it. Love you, Mollye

Southwest Arkie said...

Lovely story Peggy! Blessings ツ

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Thanks for posting. :-D


Riet said...

THat is a beautiful story.

Elizabethd said...

What a good story. I've not heard it before.