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11/7/12 11:32 A

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this story is so good that people of other religions can relate to it

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11/5/12 10:55 A

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What a great story! Thanks!!

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11/5/12 5:41 A

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i have seen this story before.

no one who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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11/4/12 10:07 P

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just love the story shows a lot

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11/4/12 5:31 P

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Love it!!!! Nice story! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/4/12 9:36 A

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Thanks everyone.. I am happy to share things with others.. I am a emotional person and love to work for the Lord.. He gives me task and things He wants me to.. I have a project now..Lets call it Bennet.. Please Pray that God will work in this situation...and May All the Glory and Honor Go To Him.... He is the reason He lead me to this situation .. Giving Him the Praise for This Simple Story Love In Christ Jane

He is still working on me,, To Him I give any Glory to all those who have Prayed and helped.. The sweetest thing to receive is Friendship.. a famous man of God Once said.. Faith is taking the first step without seeing the whole stair case.. Anyone..? Know..? MLK
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11/4/12 3:34 A

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Brillaint....thanks so much

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11/3/12 9:02 P

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awesome what a great story no matter what your religion honesty is surely the best policy

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11/3/12 10:46 A

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What a wonderful story! I loved it. No matter what one's religious preference, honesty is still the best policy!

Do you mind if I share your story?

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Normaly I would not take the time to read a post that long.....but yours was worth the time! emoticon emoticon

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11/3/12 7:02 A

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i have seen this story before -- i like it. however, i am uncomfortable with references to Christianity because I am Jewish. Thanks for the story.

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11/2/12 11:35 P

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Beautiful story. Thanks.

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LOVE IT!!!!!

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I had a positive answers from a few of you..I am going to post another story.. If anyone gets upset please contact me.. I feel the story has a great meaning to our lives today.. Everyone should always stick to the truth and in turn have an empty pot.. I Pray everyone of us reads and I am sure we each will get a different answer..
The Seed
A successful Christian business man was growing old and knew it was time to chose 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. "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO," he said. "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 - a 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.

Every day, 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 nothing. 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 at 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 young executives.

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, "Here is your next Chief Executive! 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!"

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.

If you plant faith in Christ, you will reap a harvest.

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later.

Two thousand years ago Paul wrote to the church at Galatia the same story but with fewer words, "What you sow, so shall you reap" (Gal. 6:7).

"We are grass that will wither and die but the incorruptible seed of God's Word will live forever - sow it daily into the life of your family! (1 Peter 1: 23 - 25).


He is still working on me,, To Him I give any Glory to all those who have Prayed and helped.. The sweetest thing to receive is Friendship.. a famous man of God Once said.. Faith is taking the first step without seeing the whole stair case.. Anyone..? Know..? MLK
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