Saturday, May 15, 2010

A meaningful story

Taken from Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith book, Page 93 "From a Sermon by the Reb, 1975".

"A man seeks employment on a farm. He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer. It reads simply, 'He sleeps in a storm.'

"The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man.

"Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley.

"Awakened by the swirling rain and howling wing, the owner leaps out of bed. He calls for his new hired hand, but the man is sleeping soundly.

"So he dashes off to the barn. He sees, to his amazement, that the animals are secure with plenty of feed.

"He runs out to the field. He sees the bales of wheat have been bound and are wrapped in tarpaulins.

"He races to the silo. The doors are latched, and the grain is dry.

"And then he understands. 'He sleeps in a storm.'

"My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of 'I could have, I should have.' We can sleep in a storm.

"And when it's time, our good-byes will be complete."

Don't you find his sermon so true.. and one very good example of a storm would be the exams. haha! We are always struggling in a storm because we procrastinate and this farmer really has an interesting recommendation letter.

I'm halfway through the book and i'm excited to find out whats at the end of it. I had always love stories based on true life account and Mitch Albom documents them well. Go grab a book if you haven't.


Try reading the rest of his books like "Tuesday with Morrie", "one more day", "5 people you meet in heaven". Very meaningful

Read them all.. They're really good, esp One More Day.

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