Ashley Grey

The Kernel That Wouldn’t!

The Kernel That Wouldn’t!

The kernel that pops and becomes popcorn! Pleasure!! The grains that wouldn’t? Well, they risk the trash.

The popping sounds, the leaping, and hopping in response to heat are interesting to see. Also, interesting is the fact that the kernels pop at different times and not all at once.
Isn’t that sort of like life? We are ready at different times. Some attain goals quicker than others, don’t they? But no matter as long as we all get there, that’s okay. Right?

The Kernel Fact!

Popcorn kernel can leap up to 3 feet. The heat does get intense. Yikes! You want to keep the pot covered.

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV

Heat and pressure are uncomfortable for us humans and just like the grains, we’d rather hop off to where it is cooler and less stressful, yes? Also, notice how some of the grains do not pop, remain at the bottom, and become castoffs, failing at being popcorn. Burned!

Now, how are we ever going to look at this crunchy snack the same way again?

I don’t want to ruin the popcorn experience. Ever!

The kernel that would is popcorn

The kernel that would is popcorn

Popcorn is white, fluffy goodness. The snack could be buttery, cheesy, sugary, caramelized, or chocolaty. I make mine in a frying pan. No salt. Just like this! In case, you were wondering.

Yummy at any time of the day.

By the way, the kernels that wouldn’t or couldn’t pop can become compost. Right? But, maybe, they’d have been better off or happier being popcorn. Just maybe.

While you are here, you could check out Food for Thought. You might like the breakfast idea too.


“Some attain goals quicker than others, don’t they?”
I live for the food-for-thought messages in your writing, as they are ever so comforting. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.

I really do appreciate your heartfelt feedback Onengiye.
Thank God, we all get a chance to accomplish goals, sometimes, more than the one chance too. ✨

Great lesson on life.
Just wondering ….I would give the kernels that wouldn’t pop another chance, instead of popcorn they could become “guguru” Lol.

Wow Ashley! I enjoy your creativity! You have the gift of discovering a truth under every tree! On the other hand, if you look at a distance, there Is a truth…… mmmmm m…… or rather a love 9letter…… everywhere you look because our precious Heavenly Father is the creator of everything. His creation is there for His precious children to discover MORE OF HIS LOVE AND HEART for the crown of His creation, namely, you and me!

I guess life is full of lessons. Thanks for bringing this one out.

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