Thursday, February 6, 2014

Use your resources and be resourceful - "Well done faithful servant. . . "

Except taken from "Just Thoughts of a Plain Country Woman"  May 20, 1948

" . . . Professor Roberts of Cornell University says:

"Great fortunes that are made from farming are the exceptions to the general rule, and any young man
who chooses farming as his vocation should be prepared to be content with medium financial returns from his labors, but if independence, a comfortable and adequate livelihood, and an assurance against want in old age are the things desired, farming pays.

In the broadest and most satisfying way,  the successful farmer must be a man of resources, and he must be possesed of a fair amount of executive ability. The advice I would give to such a man is, take to the farm and stick to it; the farm will afford him a comfortable home, keep him and his family well fed and well clothed, enable him to educate his children, and to reap the blessings that come at the
close of a long fruitful life to a man who expects to hear his Master say:
'Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful in a few things; I will make thee ruler over many."
Note:  Although Mrs. Morrow and Professor Roberts spoke of farming as a profession, these words speak to any young person beginning a life, i.e.,  plan, be organized, stick to your plan --- perseverance -- along with patience and dedication to your values, your goals and to yourself make you a rich man or woman.

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