A man won an award as the Best Corn Farmer in his area. A year after a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learnt something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. So amazed the reporter asked him; “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering the corn competition with you each year?” The farmer then smiled and said; “Sir, didn’t you know? Let me tell you. The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and spreads it A from the field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quantity and quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn”
The farmer is very much aware of the contentedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors’ 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 life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must also help others to find happiness. The welfare of each is donning up with the welfare of all. The lesson is that as we choose to pass or be successful we must help others as well to be successful. As it says in Proverbs 11: 24-25 ” It is possible to give away and become richer, it is also possible to hold on to tightly and lose everything . Yes a liberal shall be rich, by watering others, he waters himself.” So as go about your activities today remember to help other to prosper too.