I was reminded of that lesson while reading last night. I remembered the habits of my father. As a young man then, he would ask for seeds from the fruits we eat. Then he would keep and plant them in our yard. Fast-forward to many years, the trees have grown multiplying its produce a hundred times. That’s the Law of the Harvest. Whatever we plant, we harvest.
Planting mangoes will give us mangoes. But.... if we refuse to plant anything will result to nothing. The same is true with our actions. Planting goodness will result to goodness. Maybe not today but some time in the future. On the contrary if we choose to plant unfairness, deceit, cruelty, hatred etc. will likely to result to unfavorable harvest.
How about reaping lasting joy? I like this thought shared by Bo Sanchez: “The happiest people in the world are those who’ve planted the most seeds of happiness into others.” And this is perhaps the secret of the truly happy people - Always making the effort of planting and cultivating the seeds of happiness into the lives of others.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered. ~Proverbs 11:25