In this letter from our “From the Heart” series, offer your contacts an inspirational message about how a day is measured not “by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant” (R.L. Stevenson). An excellent Spring message, though appropriate any time of year.
- You might choose to send this out as an email message
- Works well as the intro to a newsletter
From the email:
“The Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
I’ve found it to be tremendously good advice. What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money we make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling that we were “busy”?
I don’t feel truly satisfied with the day unless I feel as though I have accomplished at least a few tasks which are strictly investments in the future. Fighting today’s fires is a good and necessary thing, but if it consumes all of my time, I feel that an opportunity to improve my future has slipped past…”
Included in the downloadable .zip file is:
- A PDF file with instructions on how to use the letter (and the full copy of the letter)
- Original Word .doc file
- Original plain text .txt file