‘You get what you give’

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15th June, 2023

Once upon a time, a farmer and a baker lived in the same small village.

They became friends and developed a good bond. One day, the baker asked the farmer for a regular supply of some butter for his bakery. These two men made a friendly arrangement in place, where the farmer would sell a pound of butter to the baker each day.

One morning, after several weeks of buying a pound of butter from the farmer; the baker suspected that the baker was cheating him and that he didn’t give him a pound of butter, so he decided to weigh the butter to see if he was receiving  the correct amount.

When he measured the butter, to his surprise, he discovered that the farmer had supplied him less butter than he’d paid for. Angry about the unfairness, he decided to file a complaint against the farmer and took the farmer to court.

The judge confronted the farmer with the accusation. At the hearing, the judge asked the farmer whether he used any measure to weigh the butter. “Your honor, I am but a lowly farmer and do not own a proper measure. I simply use an old-fashioned scale,” he replied.

“How do you weigh the butter then?” Enquired the judge.

The farmer replied, “Your honor, long before the baker started buying butter from my farm, I’ve been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Everyday when the baker brings bread for me, I put it on the scale and then measure out the same weight in butter to supply him in return. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”

Turns out that the baker was getting what he was giving. So, if the baker was not getting a pound of butter, he was also not giving a pound of bread as he promised.

Karma is a powerful force and works like a boomerang, what you give out will always come back to you.

We get back in life what we give to others.

If you are being dishonest and disloyal don’t be surprised if the same will happen to you one day from your business partners and/or friends. 

Be kind and fair to others and you’ll enjoy the rewards.

Give your best to get the best & stay blessed forever.