Just a Dime
By Steve Goodier
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 dime.
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
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?
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