Brighten Someone’s Day

Faith Family Friends Inspiration Motivation Barbara Arbster


A friend sent this to me…I don’t think it is National Friendship Week but then again everyday should be Friendship Day….Don’t you think? :-)….Enjoy and pass along.  You never know who needs to read something like this, who’s day you may brighten and change for the better.


What comes around goes around…

His name was Fleming, and  he was a poor Scottish farmer.

One day, while  trying to make a living for his family,

he heard  a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.

He  dropped his tools and ran to the  bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified

boy, screaming and  struggling to free himself. Farmer

Fleming saved  the lad from what could have been a slow

and  terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the  Scotsman’s

sparse surroundings. An elegantly  dressed nobleman stepped

out and introduced  himself as the father of the boy Farmer

Fleming had saved.

‘I want to repay you,’ said the nobleman.

‘You saved my son’s life.’

‘No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,’ the Scottish

farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the

farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

‘Is that your son?’ the nobleman asked.

‘Yes,’ the farmer replied proudly.

‘I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of

education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like

his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be

proud of.’ And that he did.

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in

time, graduated from  St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in

London, and went on to become known throughout the world as

the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from

the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill..

His son’s name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work… like you don’t need the money.

Love… like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance… like nobody’s watching.

Sing… like nobody’s listening.

Live… like it’s Heaven on Earth.


It’s National Friendship Week Send this to everyone you

consider A FRIEND.

Pass this on, and brighten some ones day.



I hope it works…


May there always be work for your hands to do;


May your purse always hold a coin or two;


May the sun always shine on your  windowpane;


May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;


May the hand of a friend always be near you;


May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil

knows you’re dead.


Peace & Healthy Blessings,

Barbara Arbster  724-727-3547Eastern

“Think positive, peace-filled, loving thoughts….Every cell in your body responds to each thought you think” ~~ Louise L Hay ~~

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2 comments for “Brighten Someone’s Day

  1. May 24, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    We sure do need friends all the time. I remember one time I needed someone to take me home from a medical appointment. The doctor said I could not drive myself and a good friend spent most of her day with me to make sure I got to the appointment and home afterwards. How about when you move? It is much easier when you have help!

  2. Celeste Morris
    May 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    You never know when you do something for someone or help them out even in the tiniest way, you just don’t realize how life changing it can be for the person or yourself.

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