There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. 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.”
So is with our lives … Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.
-Call it power of collectivity …
-Call it a principle of success …
-Call it a law of life …
The fact is, none of us truly wins, until we all win!!!
Let’s WIN together! This unprecedented time in our history is truly something that will be remembered and have impact on every single person out there. This is our time to shine as humanity and demonstrate selflessness and kindness one toward the other.
This is our time to demonstrate care and concern for our neighbors, while practicing safety and social distancing practices, and truly be a catalyst of hope for our family and community. Let’s shine, Lawrence County! Let us respect, support, and pray for our families, our communities, our leaders, our essential workers and our World. May God bless and keep you all!