Wednesday, December 01, 2004

A"Barefoot Product" Parable....

I thought I’d share this wonderful little parable that has been making the rounds in ---- in some form for many years. I hope you enjoy it…

And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

And Satan created fast food. And brought forth the 99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You want fries with that?"

And Man said, "Super size them." And Man gained pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt, that woman might keep her figure that man found so fair.

And Satan froze the yogurt, and brought forth chocolate, nuts and brightly colored sprinkle candy to put on the yogurt. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad."

And Satan brought forth creamy dressings, bacon bits, and shredded cheese. And there was ice cream for dessert. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "I have sent you heart-healthy vegetables & olive oil with which to cook them."

And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained pounds, and his bad cholesterol went through the roof.

And God brought forth running shoes, and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds.

And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil to change channels between ESPN and ESPN2. And Man gained pounds.

And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil".

And God brought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.

And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also. And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol.

And Man went into cardiac arrest.

And God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery

And Satan created the HMO.

And God looked over the earth and the clean air given to us to breathe, the clean water given to us to drink, and all the good food given to us to eat.

And Satan’s handiwork of smokestacks, phosphates, chemical food additives and single hull oil tankers.

And lo, Man was lost in the easy temptations of Satan’s making and Man’s own shortsighted choosing.

And Satan saw and said, "It is good."

And God said "enough is enough" and whispered in Dr. ------ ear and created healthy Barefoot products—vitamins, herbs and food supplements. Air and water purifiers, biodegradable cleaners, and natural personal care products. All made in Harmony with Nature, utilizing the best of science, through a company committed to doing business by the Golden Rule. And all shared by word-of-mouth from person-to-person.

And Satan said, "I can't combat that… UNLESS!Unless I can just get them to be afraid to share ------- with others!"

Help us to share the good news of Barefoot Products. Send on this news to family, friends and assoicates or direct them to our personal ---- website ( We appreciate any and all referrals! Contact us to find out how you too can benefit by helping us share Barefoot Products.

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