Three Kernels of Corn

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Three young men were once given three kernels of corn apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good fortune. The first young man put his three kernels of corn into a bowl of hot broth and ate them.

The second thought, I can do better than that, and he planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.

The third man said to himself, I can do better than that!
He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third.

His one full stalk’s worth of replanted corn kernels gave him 200 stalks of corn! And the kernels of these he continued to replant, setting aside only a bare minimum to eat. He eventually planted a hundred acres of corn. With his fortune, he not only won the hand of the sweet maiden but purchased the land owned by the sweet maiden’s father.
And he never hungered again.

Tension in Cleveland After Cop’s Acquittal

Emotions ran high in Cleveland after a judge found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the 2012 shooting deaths of unarmed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a 22 mile car chase. Brelo and twelve other cops fired over 100 shots into the couple’s car after which Brelo got out of his car got in top of the  Williams car’s hood and fired about fifteen more shots.

Brelo’s acquittal is understandable, with so many cops firing and after so many bullets they might have already dead by the time he got on the hood. It is what Brelo told investigators that I find interesting. He reportedly said he thought he and his partner were in danger because he believed the couple in the car were shooting. He told investigators, and I quote “I’ve never been so afraid in my life. I thought my partner and I would be shot and thought we were going to be killed.”

This I find puzzling. You believe people inside a car who are armed and dangerous and are shooting at you and you climb unto the hood of the car ??  This defies all logic. He knew those people were unarmed.  Excessive use of force must stop.

Pastor’s Wife Defends Josh Duggar

A Texas pastor’s wife sparked controversy when she voiced her opinion that Josh Duggar who admitted to molesting five girls should be left alone to live his life.

Carrie Hurd said what Josh did, when she was a child it was called ‘playing doctor’.  She further suggested that the victims should also be held accountable.  Mrs. Hurd incidentally is the mother of eleven children.

A Thought For Today

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands.

Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?

The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other.

The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.

Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.

No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement.  Give others the privilege to explain themselves.   What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.

Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

Those who like to pay the bill, do so not because they are loaded but because they value friendship above money.

Those who take the initiative at work, do so not because they are stupid but because they understand the concept of responsibility.

Those who apologizes first after a fight, do so not because they are wrong but because they value the people around them.

Those who are willing to help you, do so not because they owe you any thing but because they see you as a true friend.

Those who often text you, do so not because they have nothing better to do but because you are in their heart.

One day, all of us will get  separated  from each other; we will miss our conversations of everything & nothing; the dreams that we had. Days will pass by, months, years, until this contact becomes rare… One day our children will see our pictures and ask ‘Who are these people?’ And we will smile with invisible tears  because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: ‘IT WAS THEM THAT I HAD THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE WITH’. Send this to all your friends that you will never forget. Put this on the whatsapp of those who made you smile in any type of way. It might surprise you but look at how many will be sent back. Thank you for making me smile for sometime in my life.  Just say thank you if you agree, you don’t have to send this back to me.

Virgina Cop Tase Man Having Medical Emergency

A police officers in Fredericksburg Virginia has resigned after an incident where he used taser and pepper spray on a man having a medical emergency.

Shawn Jurgens and two other officers responded to calls about a hit and run driver going in the wrong direction. The driver was 34-year-old David Washington who reportedly hit a jeep, a street sign and came to a stop in the middle of an intersection.

With guns drawn the officer shouted orders at the unresponsive man. Jurgens used taser and pepper spray on Washington. They pulled him from his vehicle and handcuffed him before realizing that he was ill. A very traumatic situation for Mr. Washington but on a brighter note he is alive…it could have ended worse.

The Duggar Scandal

The latest fallout in Reality TV comes in the wake of sexual molestation allegations against Josh Duggar of TLC hit Reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting. This happened before the family’s entry into reality TV in 2008. Chances are if TLC had gotten wind of this back then they would never have gotten the show in the first place.

I have never watched the show so I cant’t speak much about it. Too many people have gotten caught up in reality shows. Back when it started with Flava Flav and I Love New York it was entertaining and interesting but by the time it got around to Bret Michaels it was already loosing that reality feel. Truth is what you see is what they want you to see. People put reality TV stars on a pedestal, they can do no wrong and they in turn feel obliged to live up to that image. Subsequently unpleasant things are swept under the rug. I hope that those molested got counselling to help them live a positive and meaningful life.

Mother Shaming Daughter on Facebook

This video of a mother scolding her daughter went viral on Facebook. Some feel she should not have done this while other believe she did the right thing. The point this mother tried to emphasize is that her daughter is only thirteen years old and is posing online in lingerie as a nineteen year old. She wanted her Facebook friends especially the men to know she was thirteen.

This mother knows the danger that befalls many teenager girls. It is way serious than many people are aware. In Jamaica for instance seven teenage girls have been murdered since the start of 2015 some of whom were pregnant at the time of their death. Girls are getting killed to cover up pregnancies. This mother’s action may very well save her daughter from taking the wrong path.

Cancer Charity Scam

Cancer research and treatment is a multi million dollar industry. Each year various organizations collect money to help cancer patients to get treatment and to fund research. How many of these people are genuine and how much of the money raised actually go towards the cause? Not a lot it would seem.

Four charities made headlines this week in a 187 million dollar scam. They are Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Breast Cancer Society and Children’s Cancer Fund of America. In all of these charity most of the money raised was spent on cars, college tuition, luxury cruises, dating sites membership, gym membership and jet ski outings.

There is always room for fraud where charities are concerned because there is no accountability. While there are some genuine people in fundraising a great many are in it just to enrich themselves. It is a shame and a disgrace that while cancer patients fight for their lives as they battle this disease others try to enrich themselves from their plight. Shame on all of those involved.

When Your Backyard Becomes the Internet

The internet is an interesting place. It is a place where we often get the news first and there are tons of information at our fingertips. While we learn and keep abreast of what is happening around us we have to be mindful that not everything that we see on the internet is true. In fact rumors move faster on the internet than facts. They get the most likes comments and shares and few question the whether or not the story is true.

When our backyard becomes the internet and someone start a rumor the effect is the same. People will like it. They will comment on it and you can bet your life that they are going to share it. Just like on the internet the truth is irrelevant as long as the story is juicy. However that not every one is going to believe those rumors. There are some who will question the validity and point out that the story is false. 

Sadly this will not quell rumors, those who want to believe it will continue to spread it until the next rumor comes along.