September 8, 2015

The Good Corn

As I mentioned before, I will be sharing stories from the Mahiwagang Burnay from time to time to give inspiration and life motivation. Here is one I heard few weeks ago. The short passage was read in Tagalog so I tried to look for the English version. The story is entitled as "The Good Corn".

Corn Field by James Jordan (source:

There was once a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won first prize. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned the farmer’s strategy for growing winning corn. What was it? Simply this: the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.
“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why?” said the farmer, “don’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
The story simply tells us that helping others does not make a lesser of us but it will make us grow more. Sharing your blessings will make your reap more.
Have you shared your blessings today?