Monday, 19 January 2009

Monday morning inspiration # 58

Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received A steady stream of refusals.

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. "Are you a good farm hand?" the farmer asked him.
"Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, Hired him. The little man worked well around the farm and the farmer felt satisfied with the man's work. Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!"

The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."

Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm.
To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.

Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

Moral of this Story

When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life?

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mayz said...

ahhh nice one...

as for me i wud b runnin helter scelter holdin my pants when d wind blows!!!

Arv said...

I will try to enjoy the wind until it starts to hurt... then I would just have to brave or find a shelter :)

Shrav said...

really nice one!! We should take a cue outta it!! :):)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Lol, I wouldn't be any different :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Ahh.. That shows how much you love to enjoy life :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Absolutely, I would love to be that way .. Probably set all things rite and then enjoy the storm when it hits ;)

Vinod Sundaram said...

Bingo!!! "Probably set all things rite and then enjoy the storm when it hits".. perfect rephrase!!!

bala said...

good one

Chriz said...

i so much could relate to this post in my present situation

prepared mentally and spiritually

god bless you gal

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vinod sundaram

Absolutely! :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you so much :) Glad to have you at my blog space, will visit yours soon. Stay in touch :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...


Thank you. Yup, all of us had to go through these stormy moments sometime in life . I jus' hope all of us are prepared to face it :)

May you have a relaxed life soon :)

Vasanthan said...

If u fail to plan, you plan to fail.

in other words..

a good article.