A farmer purchased an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds, the farmhouse was falling apart, and the fences were broken down.
During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!"
A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Low and behold, it's a completely different place. The farmhouse is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.
"Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!"
"Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"
If you want happiness for an hour -take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -go fishing. If you want happiness for a year -inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else. Chinese Proverb
Jump high! ...& go for it my friend! Enjoy your weekend! Love - Ivy
My dearest friend, let's create some happiness all around us. Come on let's join the ballroom dance and....just remember to put on the fabulous century old costume ok? Wow it's Friday! Enjoy....& have fun!
Suryen my dear friend, Thanks again for your sweet comments and the beautiful cards you posted. They are highly appreciated. You really are such a loving & caring soul. I thank you for being so wonderful a friend. Be happy always my dear.