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Ethical. The Only Choice For Me

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#1 Pamela Ostrom

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

I grew up in the country. My dad was both a small business owner and a farmer.

 

 

From him, I learned to love the land and the pleasures of simply being out in the fresh air and sunshine. I learned to love animals and treat them right.  I learned that hard work better be its own reward because nature doesn’t always cooperate with the goals of a farmer — a late summer hail storm can easily wipe out the crop that you plowed and planted and sweated over to get in the field.  And I learned that your reputation in business is a precious thing.  If you’re a business owner in a small community, your reputation is everything. When my father died at the age of 83, people that I’d never met before came up to me at his funeral and told me that he’d helped them when they needed a loan, a helping hand or some other act of kindness. That didn’t surprise me.  He had a solid code of ethics and lived by his own set of values.

 

 

In my own life, both personal and business, I enjoy being around people who are honest, ethical, hard working, trustworthy and have a purpose in life.  I enjoy working with people who help others and who make their communities better places to live. And when I look in the mirror, I want to see someone like that looking back at me.  For me, supporting people and organizations that are dedicated to contributing to the greater good is a simple choice. 

 

As a farmer’s daughter, I know that we reap what we sow.

 


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#2 bishop

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

a lady with great values and work ethics. Good on you Pamela.



#3 Kath Mendal

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:43 PM

love your values Pamela. You are right about being really careful as a business owner in a small community although this also applies on large (or any) community too.

 

I think if you are brought with good values than these are bound to overflow into your business venture. One for all and all for one as they say...



#4 Beatrix Loise

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:17 AM

we certainly do reap what we sow Pamela. I would love to live or have even been brought up in the country like you were. I was brought up as townie and make the most of my lot so im not complaining. A small garden can still help you feel as though you are in the country if its filled with animals and wildlfowers. ( thats my excuse for all the weeds but I knw they are attracting bees and insects so weeds can stay for now  or for good )



#5 lisa reynold

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:21 PM

I would love to have been brought up a farm, hardworking and out in the fresh air all day. Mind you not on the large farms with chemicals and pesticides nowadays. These people ( they call themselves farmers)  have certainly lost their way and their values and just look for the quickest way to make money no matter what damage they cause.



#6 billie

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:10 AM

we certainly do reap what we sow Pamela. I would love to live or have even been brought up in the country like you were. I was brought up as townie and make the most of my lot so im not complaining. A small garden can still help you feel as though you are in the country if its filled with animals and wildlfowers. ( thats my excuse for all the weeds but I knw they are attracting bees and insects so weeds can stay for now  or for go

I have begun to tend to my weeds as they seem to be the things growing the best for me and many of them do have some beautiful flowers on them! :)






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