5/4/2018 2:27:24 PM
planting potatoes -just keep planting potatoes
Years ago ,when way young, early in my youth, well as a young adult and working in the construction industry my Dad said this interesting but important advice to me ,and he was told the same thing in the late 30s by a lumber baron in northern BC he worked for. So Bryon, you have to keep planting potatoes every year, cause some years you may get lucky and have a great and bountiful year and think you have it made, but then other years you may not have the same success and reap what you thought you should have. Those potatoes have to be planted every year, without fail, you cant expect them to come up by themselves, so keep planting potatoes ,year by year, and you wont go hungry, and you wont be disappointed, but will see the fruits of your efforts and energy come forth.
So potatoes, what is this about, what the hell, then as I went through life on this journey, the potato thing has traveled with me,stayed within my mind, deep within in my mind, indelibly impregnated and every so often I think of what my Dad said and his Lumber Baron employer said before and perhaps the story has been passed down for years and years before.
Why did he say this, instead of , work hard and you may prosper. well he said that to, but this story is important to me and i embrace it and reflect upon it often.
What can we learn from this little story, what did I learn, well to be persistent ,committed, invested in what I do, what ever that may be and in whatever I put my hand to, i have been pretty successful,so we are to never give up on our dreams, and aspirations, we are to persevere to achieve our dreams, we have heard all this before, millions of times, we dont need a constant reminder, but sometimes when on this journey we call life, we can look back and say,, yeah, i planted a lot of potatoes, and not all of them came up, but many did, so I guess I can feel successful in having potatoes that did grow and come to fruition and produced results
keep planting potatoes.!!
have a great day doing it!!