What goes around...
A tale from the past
His name was Fleming and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One
day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for
help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy,
screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad
from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's
cottage. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself
as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's
life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the farmer replied,
waving off the offer.
At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the
cottage. "Is that your son"? the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied
proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the same level
of education my son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father,
he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of."
And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in
time he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London,
and went on to become known throughout the world as Sir Alexander Fleming,
the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years later, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the
bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's
name? Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around... Comes around.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never
been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's heaven on earth.
Share youself and your life with others. Nothing will happen
if you don't. If you do, you may change someone's life, your own or
someone may smile because of you.
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