Thank you for pollinating, Reverend Yolanda!
" There was a farmer who was the premier corn grower in his community. His corn was always sweeter and better than anyone else's, and it always won the blue ribbon at the county fair. At the end of the growing season, he would take his seed corn, the corn that would be sown the following season, and gave a large portion of it to all the farmers in the area. 'Why do you do that?' someone asked him. 'Don't you want to keep the best corn for yourself?' 'I do it for myself,' replied the farmer. 'My corn will be cross-pollinated by bees and wind from the other fields, and if they have inferior corn, mine will soon become inferior as well."
... the world is so interconnected that whatever we do for someone else we are also doing for ourselves. No action can be taken in isolation, because everything we do ripples out and has some kind of effect.
- M.J. Ryan, The Giving Heart