Just a Dime
Can one dime make a difference? Here is a woman who turned a dime into
millions of dollars.
Her name was Martha Berry. This clever woman founded the Berry School in
Rome, Georgia. She scraped together funds from every source possible. One
day she approached Henry Ford, of Ford automobile fame, and asked for a
contribution. Patronizingly, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a
Rather than be insulted or discouraged by the "gift," Miss Berry bought a
package of seed peanuts with it. The seeds were planted and tended, and
they eventually yielded a large crop, which she later sold.
Again she called on Mr. Ford. "Here's the dime you gave me last year," she
said, handing him a coin. Then she told him of the return she had realized
from his token investment.
Ford was so impressed that, in the years to come, he gave millions of
dollars to the school.
Can one dime make a difference? Yes, if we invest it well.
How about one hour of your time? Can it make a difference? Or how about
the life of one person? Can a life like yours or mine really make a
difference? The answer to each of these questions is the same: Yes, if we
invest it well.
Now...how are your investments doing?
From Steve Goodier's TOUCHING MOMENTS Thanks to Life Support