You Reap What You Sow

 

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My days fly by. I’m always busy.

I’d say that 90% of my days are exactly the same. And if you think about it, your days probably don’t differ much either. Ever heard of the saying “Same sh*t, different day?” That applies to us all, no matter where we are.

Sometimes in the midst of your busy day you’ll experience something quick, brief, and full of inspiration.

Here is a little story I’d like to share:

At 10AM I was in the gym doing my cardio class. After class we had about 5 minutes before movement was called back to the unit. That’s when Andy from H4 approached me. I met him about 4 weeks before I moved out of that unit.

So he comes up to me with a big smile on his face and says, “Dude! Since you moved I’ve heard so many stories about you,” as he laughs.

His smile and laugh is infectious. So I’m smiling, too. I say, “Oh yeah? What did you hear?”

“Lots of things,” he responds while trying to stop laughing.

“Like what!?” I demand with a smile.

“Oh I don’t know! Like dumping a dirty mop bucket all over a table full of sex offenders, farting on people’s heads, shoving cellies under bunks, knocking people out, you know…things of that nature.”

He continues, “…I was surprised at all the war stories. The Steven I know is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.”

Wow! I reached out and shook his hand and said, “Thank you. I appreciate that. I’m on a new journey these days.”

Then movement was called and everyone left the gym back to their units.

That brief little conversation left me feeling good and inspired. All the positive seeds I’ve been planting in my mind and in my actions are showing.

Reap what you sow

It’s just one example of YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW. Therefore, it is my desire to always sow: love, truth, compassion, respect, and understanding. It’s only a matter of time before the universe responds.

Here are a few key points in the book, “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen:
*As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
*In life, you do reap what you sow.
*Life’s experiences reflect your pattern of thought.
*Cause and effect.
*Think in the right way.
*Powerful weapon inside yourself.
*You are the master of your own thoughts.
*You hold the key to every situation.

 

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Steven Jennings

Author: Steven & Suzie Jennings

She was raised as a Mormon, and he is a convict serving 43 years in prison. This blog offers a glimpse into two vastly different worlds that somehow came crashing together. Join them on their journey through prison life & married life.

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