As the story goes, the government advertised that anyone who could prove real need could win a grant for one million dollars. Among the many that applied was a farmer. When asked what he would do with the money, he replied, “I would just farm and farm and farm until it was all gone.”
A farmer is a man outstanding in his field. Most only work half days – from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., plus overtime. They must work for love, because it can’t be the money. We would starve without them. There are only eight food exporting countries in the world and American farmers export more surplus than the other seven combined. Each American farmer feeds about 200 city folks. In China, one out of 200 people can live in the cities and off the farm. Most farmers only own the dirt under their fingernails, and they are likely to leave nothing but debt to their beneficiaries if they don’t sell and retire on their equity.
American farmers are living proof that “the things people work for most are the things they are willing to give up least.” Likewise, the things people work for least, they are willing to give up most. The Savior said: “the laborer is worthy of his heir.” Win a million dollars and see why so many winners quickly lose what they didn’t work for. Luck never makes a winner, work does.
Work hard as a family on the things that are of most worth – food, clothing, and shelter, all paid for.
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