“The more a diamond is cut…….

the more it sparkles.” – Anonymous

I accept no credit for originality with this one.  It is something I read in a teeny tiny book I have in the Hazelden Meditations Series,  “Today’s Gift”.

With no matter what you have going on in any area of your life, may you find a little peace in knowing that your being “polished “.

In continuing with the writing:

There is something of value to be found even in the worst of things.  Consider an oyster.  When a grain of sand penetrates an oyster shell. It irritates the oyster, making it uncomfortable.  The oyster relieves the pain by coating the grain of sand with a soothing liquid.  When this liquid hardens, a pearl is formed.  The very process that healed the oyster created a precious jewel for others to cherish and admire.

The way in which we deal with our own frustrations – painful though they may be – can make a difference.  Pearls can be formed from our experiences, making us wiser and stronger, or grains of sand – bitterness, anger, resentment – can be imbedded inside us.  The choice is ours.

How can I turn my irritations into pearls today?

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