intentional living on the farm

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intentional living on the farm

Postby Karl R » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:55 pm

Here is a piece of humor on a Friday evening which spoke to me as a parable about intentional living. The visitor to the bed and breakfast in the story below was living his life intentionally. Unfortunately without a higher power's input into the situation his 'intentional living' went horribly sideways. The alcoholic's life is always like that; A higher power is necessary to make intentional living have a positive outcome most of the time.

And now for the humor.

A visitor to a bed-and-breakfast inn in the country awoke early one morning to find the farmer and his family still asleep. Slightly irritated at not having his breakfast even begun yet, he took a glass and went out to the barn to try his hand at milking the cow himself.

Later on his way back into the house, he met the farmer and his wife who had just come downstairs to begin the day's work. "What cha doin' out in my barn, fella?" the farmer demanded.

The visitor replied, "Well, I woke up at 8 o'clock and you were still asleep, and breakfast wasn't ready, so I thought I would go out and milk the cow myself. It took longer than I thought it would, but after a few minutes she finally filled the glass all at one time." He then took a long drink from his glass and asked, "Say, what kind of cow is that, anyway?"

"We don't have a cow, son." the farmer replied. "We have a bull."

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