No, this post is not really about Farm Town (FT). Though I’ve been meaning to do one especially when I was in my most addicted state. Ask the farmers, we all go through that, then loosen up and get challenged again since they introduced new items in FT. But I’d probably dedicate a post about my life as a virtual farmer before or after I reach level 34. The screenshot was taken this morning at level 31, after crops were newly planted and most of the fruits were harvested.
I just want to share the story of The Farmer and the Wheat originally posted in one of my favorite blogs, Faith of a Centurion. This is a gentle reminder to reassess the things that we wish for and how we perceive life.
Once there was a farmer who pleaded with God saying, “Lord, would you let me have control of the weather for one year? I think that I could raise a good quality of wheat.” The Lord agreed. “Just tell me what you want,” he said. The farmer said, “I want sun,” and the sun came out. After sometime he said, “Let there be rain,” and rain fell. For a whole year, the farmer had sun and rain whenever he wanted it.
When the wheat was tall and ready for the harvest, the farmer beamed with satisfaction, but when he cut the first stalks of wheat, his heart sank. The wheat stalks were practically empty. “What did I do wrong?” he asked the Lord.
The Lord said, “You never asked me for strong winds and fierce storms — these are the things that make tall wheat strong and sturdy. You asked only for what was pleasant, that was your mistake.”
That explains why, whoever developed the Farm Town application, our farms are hit by tornadoes occasionally. As I wrote in my preceding post, “You probably just don’t notice it, but life really gets better and more beautiful starting each time we wake up. It’s like having an accumulated balance of experiences since the day we were born and when we look back in a flash, all that we’ve got in life are actually all blessings. The hard times are also God’s graces to us in a different form.”
Have a great day everyone!
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thank you for this wonderful post. i really needed this. i have been having a hard time getting out of the rut. thank you again for posting this.
that is very cool wisdom you said there. i do have one that is similar: what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. but the way you phrased it is better LOL
sabi nga ng mga soldiers, habang nasusugatan, lalong tumatapang.
nice post jo! 🙂
a fitting and timely reminder for everyone especially in these trying times.
i’m currently overwhelmed with a lot of stuff right now, so this one hits in the middle for me. thanks.
one of my favorite sights is the very clear skies when the storm is over. isn’t it beautiful? same with life diba? some of the clearest parts of our lives are when the storm clears up! 🙂
love your post very inspiring. and love your farm grabe 🙂
very inspiring post wits! thank for sharing this one.
very inspiring post wits! thanks for sharing this one.
nice one witsandnuts! we sometimes think we know better than God.
i love this post… really true. minsan lang hirap pag matagal matapos yung storm kahit na alam natin that the sun will shine eventually.
thanks for this post, it’s true, we need storms in our lives and that they are the ones that make us strong. And getting out of storms sure is a success.
This is really thought-provoking and it’s really true. You cannot cherish life if you don’t know how valuable it is.
Btw, I tried playing Farmtown once but was a bit confused. Maybe I’ll try it again 🙂
its seeing and making the positive side of from the worst things that happen to us… thankyou for the reminder, very timely for me.
thanks for posting this. it’s a gentle reminder that whatever difficulties we encounter in life, there is always something positive that comes out from it. the harder we get beaten, the stronger we become. have a great day!
very nice jo 😉 heehee.
farm town addict ka na rin pala. si juls naman mafia wars.
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
This is a great post Jo. Recently, I was depressed about a trivial thing and made the mistake of letting it ruin a special day. I have overcome that stage and feel much better now. Perhaps, we all need our share of trials and challenges to make us stronger individuals.
that’s a real nice parable. How true when we deal with life, we tend to look at the exterior things only. Nice post 😉
Great post Wits! It’s all about balance. We can never truly appreciate the beauty and pleasures of our lives if we didn’t have the bad times.