Weed or Flower?

By Temple Hayes

4699417817_8ce2b69032_nA certain king had two servants. To the first he said, “I want you to travel for six months through my kingdom and bring back a sample of every weed you can find.”

To the second servant the king said, “I want you to travel through my kingdom for six months and bring back a sample of every flower you can find.”

Six months later, both servants stood before the king. To the first, the king asked, “Have you carried out my command?” The first servant answered, I have, and I was amazed to find there were so many weeds in the kingdom. In fact, there is nothing but weeds in this kingdom!”

To the king’s question the second servant also answered, “I have, and I am amazed how many beautiful flowers there are in the kingdom. In fact, there is nothing but beautiful flowers in this kingdom!”

These two servants each found what they were looking for. So do we.

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Temple Hayes is an ordained Unity minister and international motivational speaker. Rev. Hayes is currently Spiritual Leader of First Unity Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicities, and reaches beyond national borders. Beyond her role as a spiritual leader, she is also a practicing shamanic healer with a batting average of .616 who was selected as an All American Softball player in 1979. In addition, Temple Hayes was elected to Outstanding Young Women of America in 1988; to the International Who’s Who of American Professionals in 1997; to the American Biographical Institute for Great Women of the 21st Century for 2006; and to the National Association of Professional Women in 2008. She has also been honored with the Footprints Award by the National Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority for outstanding community service.