An old man lived alone in Minnesota, he wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was a 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:
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I wonít be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your mother always loved planting time. Iím 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 werenít in prison.
Shortly, the old man received this telegram: ĎFor Heavenís sake, Dad, donít dig up the garden!! Thatís where I buried the GUNS!!í
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 had happened, and asked him what to do next.
His sonís reply was: ĎGo ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. Itís the best I could do for you, from here.í
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.