October 4, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Three Kernels of Corn Parable



The weather has been perfect this weekend, after some crazy rain and fog Friday into Saturday morning. It was looking a little iffy on Saturday, but the sun came out and it was a gorgeous sunny day with the highs only in the 70's. My favorite kind of day!

Princess Nagger and I saw the movie she wanted to see yesterday, and on the way home we stopped by a local farmer to pick up the hay bales, corn stalks and pumpkins to decorate the front and back porches...which we will be working on today. I thought it would be fun to find some quotes that match our current endeavor for Quotable Sunday, so I did find a few quotes on Pumpkins and a Parable on Corn... enjoy!


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion”
Henry David Thoreau

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis 

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
Charles M. Schulz


Three Kernels of Corn Parable

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.

The more you give, the more you get. However, that should not be the reason for your giving.




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33 Random Sassy Comments:

Vodka Logic said...

Love the Jim Davis quote. Seems that must be the reason I haven't lost much weight.
xx

Mango Girl said...

I completely agree with Vodka...Jim certainly has the right idea.

The 3 kernels of corn story? So true!

Have fun playing today...can't wait to see the pictures.

xo, Mango

Tammy Howard said...

What a nice parable.

Yaya said...

I like those "vegetables"!

Brian Miller said...

the more you give the more you get...the new/old economy. have a great sunday!

Raven said...

Love those quotes!! Great parable too. Have a fantastic Sunday!

Raven

sheila said...

Extraordinary post! Very nice! :)

otin said...

That story was really "Corny"! LOL!

It was a good story though!!!

KIKI said...

I definitely need to decorate my home to give the illusion that my life is more interesting than it really is. Love the quote! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Sunday!

Blasé said...

It's amazing what you can do with Corn, other than eat it!

Peace and Love

Raven said...

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Justine said...

You're gonna take pictures of the porches when you're done, right? I wanna see! I wouldn't even know where to get a hay bale around here!

Justine :o 0

Martha in PA said...

I love the parable! Good lesson to remember!

Yesterday did turn out to be an amazing day! We got a late start though, then this is what we did

Enjoy the day, enjoy decorating!

Totally_Toni said...

Love the Jim Davis quote, my kind of veggies :)

Jason, as himself said...

Great post! I love the quotes.

Our weather the past couple days has also been ideal. Even though it doesn't get cold enough here to change the color of the leaves, I can still feel fall in the air.

Way to tie fall and sincere generosity all into one topic.

Peggy said...

Stacy;

I love your quotes today, especailly..." I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion”

Jennifer said...

Awesome parable and quotes. I adore tis one and it may need to be stenciled above a door: “Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
Charles M. Schulz

LT said...

I love the Corn Parable! What a great lesson to remember!

Tootsie said...

I enjoyed this story...and the moral behind it.
I am so glad you stopped by my blog today..I really like yours!

Amy said...

What a fun day. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Shelley said...

Now that I know the secret, I'm gonna get on this right away!

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
Charles M. Schulz

Joshlin said...

I love your quotes too! I really like your parable! Have a great Sunday!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

These are my kind of vegies!

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis

Insanitykim said...

Love the pic and the kernels of corn parable. Very nice and a good one to share! Happy Sunday!!

Becca said...

I love the Jim Davis quote...too funny!

rxBambi said...

Love the quotes, they were pretty good! Ok so I'm still wondering what movie you saw...
Oh and maybe I'm behind here, but I love the fall look to you blog!

rxBambi said...

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Stacey said...

Corn and pumpkins are two of my favourite things. Now I can add your blog to the list. :)

Casey said...

walked around BabiesRus this weekend and gave out extra coupons that I had. Does that count?

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Nice :)

Unknown Mami said...

I guess I better start decorating my home.

I LOVE your blog Fall Make-over!!!

Brochure Printing said...

The parable is very nice, and we can learn a lot of lessons about life reading it. Thank you very much for sharing that inspiring parable!

The Jim Davis quote is awesome. :D Just what is expected from the guy behind the naughty cat Garfield.

AJ @ Wedding Flip Flops said...

What a great parable. These are wonderful lessons to learn about life.