It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 12, Book 16

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

 Robert Louis Stevenson

August 12th - What seeds shall we plant to spread peace and celebrate life

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. 

Og Mandino

The Bible said it: You reap what you sow. The good you do today will blossom tomorrow. The key to success is to figure what you need to do to achieve your most important goals and determine the steps you have to take to get from wherever you are to wherever you want to go.

August harvests include lots of zucchini. Zucchini bread. Zucchini pizza. Chocolate zucchini cake.

One mistake common to many beginning gardeners is to underestimate the zucchini they plant. They don’t appreciate just how fruitful these seeds can be. Just one seed, for example, can produce up to nine pounds of food. So planting just a couple of seeds can quickly result in a zucchini avalanche that leaves a gardener scrambling for clever recipes.

Just like those zucchini, we are gifted with abundant grace and mercy that can lead us to reap so much more than we can sow. Every prayer, every act of kindness, every decision to forgive, can all produce baskets of blessings for the people around us. 

Remember the zucchini! Then go ahead, and sow your seeds

If a man would reap praise, you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds.

 Benjamin Franklin 


betty said...

That was interesting about the zucchi and how much it can produce. I sometimes now at the age I am at realize I might not see how the seeds I am planting mature, but I will just keep planting as I can.


jack69 said...

That las is so very true. Too many folk like to not worry about the seeds they plant, once they remember, they start parying for a crop failure. But we humans always learn the truth in what you sow, you will also reap!
Good reminder here.


Beautiful analogy. "If a man would reap praise, you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds."