Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Autumn!!

And happy birthday to meee!!! hehe It is 4:58 p.m. & I just came from feeding the sheep and the chickens. JUST IN TIME!!!!! This huge rain started falling as soon as I changed my shoes back to "indoor" shoes. Whew!! Nice rain. I really like rain even if large mud puddles form and my "outdoor" shoes get all muddy and yucky on my way to collecting the eggs. Well, that's why they are "outdoor" shoes... ooops, gotta go...hubby's here...hehe 8-D

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Price of Integrity

"Some 30 years ago, while working in the corporate world, some business associates and I were passing through O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois. One of these men had just sold his company for tens of millions of dollars--in other words, he was not poor.

"As we were passing a newspaper vending machine, this individual put a quarter in the machine, opened the door to the stack of papers inside the machine, and began dispensing unpaid-for newspapers to each of us. When he handed me a newspaper, I put a quarter in the machine and, trying not to offend but to make a point, jokingly said, 'Jim, for 25 cents I can maintain my integrity. A dollar, questionable, but 25 cents--no, not for 25 cents.' You see, I remembered well the experience of three towels and a broken-down 1941 Hudson. A few minutes later we passed the same newspaper vending machine. I noticed that Jim had broken away from our group and was stuffing quarters in the vending machine. I tell you this incident not to portray myself as an unusual example of honesty, but only to emphasize the lessons of three towels and a 25-cent newspaper.

"There will never be honesty in the business world, in the schools, in the home, or anyplace else until there is honesty in the heart."

Richard C. Edgley, "Three Towels and a 25-cent Newspaper," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 73-74

New Page

As you might have noticed, I have begun a new page that will include Sunday talks. Please stop by & take a look. 8-)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

...On Being an Artisan...

Last Friday I went again to this hospital where every Friday is held an artisan fair. This time, it was NOT a good day. I have to pay US$25.00 for having my table set up on the hospital lobby. Parking was $2.00 for the whole day. I only sold a cellphone cozy for $4.00. Total profits? -$23.00 On top of that, I forgot to take a chair with me, and I had to spend the whole day standing or sitting on one of the suitcases...not comfortable. Oh, well....that's an artisan's life, I guess. The last week of this month there's going to be a fair at the outlet mall. I'm betting that one is going to go way better. You have to admit, at a hospital people are not in the mood of buying stuff. Not even for a newborn baby... And speaking of newborns, we have another pair of twin lambs...two girls. MEGA CUTE!!!! 8-) I'll post pics soon. I'll talk to you more later. Thanks to all visitors & my followers. You are so kind!!!!!! 8-)