Monday, January 3, 2011

An Old Story...

     An old man lived alone in a village. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison.

     The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation :

     Dear Son,

          I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here,  all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison.


     Shortly, the old man received this telegram :

     "For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden !! That's where I buried the GUNS !!"

     At 4 a.m. the  next morning,  a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

     Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next.

     His son's reply was :

     "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad... It's the best I could do for you from here."

Moral :
     No matter where you are in the world, if you have decided to do something deep from your heart you can do it. It is the thought that matters not where you are or where the person is.  :-)


  1. Friend, it was such a touching story with a humor in it.Your right in all things that we do all comes down to the issues of the heart.

    "It is not on What it is done, it is on How it is done." No matter how simple it is the way on how you have done it always counts.

    Motives of the heart I agree that's what matters most :)

  2. Hello Sie, happy to see you back again :)

    You're right Sie ! If we decide deep from heart to do anything...we can do it !

    Thank you my friend for sharing your view..
    pls feel free to visit n comment :)

  3. are AWESOME! This story was SO GOOD!!! Your stories always seem to touch an area of my life that needs touching at the moment. I LOVE THIS!!!! Thanks so much!

  4. Thank You Ms Jill ! I'm honoured !
    You're the most loving person I've ever met :)
    thank you so much for your so kind words..
    you make my day ! :)

  5. That is an inspiring story. I am so following your blog!

  6. However, I cant find a link to subscribe to your feed!!

  7. amazing story
    though i hve heard it many times
    it leaves the same impact as the first one

  8. Each piece of writing that you have offered is not merely for reading in a minute and enjoying as long as we are here reading it, but what you have put in it as its soul shows a different skyline of awareness. Wordless to say how much I feel moved!

  9. @ Simply Ridiculous :

    Thank you for following my blog ! :)
    I'm done with my site feed, you can check it now.
    keep visiting :)
    thank you !

  10. @ divya :

    Thank you divya for your visit n comment !
    have a nice time :)

  11. @ Suresh Shrestha :

    I'm overwhelmed by your words ! Thank you so much for your encouraging comment.
    plz visit again :)

  12. simply amazing and telegram idea was great.

  13. Love the moral of the story. Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. I love your stories, they are so inspiring... I am following your blog. Also thank you for adding me as a friend and i just started my own blog not to long ago so if you want you can check it out and all the comments and advice on how to make it better is all appreciated :)

  15. @ edad50 , Pratibha , balqis & SunShine :

    your visit and comments make my day ! thank you so much everyone ! :)

  16. @ Bharat :

    Thank you Bharat for your visit n comment ! :)

  17. hahahaha.."For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden !! That's where I buried the GUNS !!"
    :) Good story

  18. @ Colours of boulevard :

    :):) nice to see that you loved this story !
    welcome here Devika...keep visiting :)