Monday, October 25, 2010

Someone once said, "What goes around, comes around"

What Goes Around, Comes Around
An Inspirational Story, Motivational Story
by Author Unknown
(thanks to John for submitting)

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 sparse surroundings. 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 Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own 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 the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, 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. "

"A friend loveth at all times" Proverbs 17:17

Thank you for stopping by...Hope you enjoy the story as I did....Have a wonderful week...Katherinellen


  1. Beautiful story Kat! My son just started taking Penecillin for a strep infection today!

  2. This is one of my favorite stories. I adore Winston Churchill. And while I'm allergic to penicillin, I know how much good it has done for so many people.


    Sheila :-)

  3. I loved this on facebook...and I love it here.
    Thank you ever so, for bringing to our hearts the simple goodness of life.
    The true joy of doing good for good's sake, and nothing more :)
    Have a most delightful week Kathy, you surely deserve just that :)!

  4. Kat,
    Great story!
    Haven't been on you blog in a while, glad to see you are good. Saying a prayer for that sweet little cousin of yours. What a wonderful God we serve and who loves us so much! " his stripes we are healed." INJ
    Kim in Ok


Thank you for taking the time of visiting with a happy heart. I will be happy to hear from you and I will visit you soon. You all have a blessful day! Katherinellen

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