The more a diamond is cut, the more it sparkles
There is something of value to be found even in the worst of things.
Consider the oyster. When a grain of sand penetrates an oyster’s shell, it irritates the oyster, making it uncomfortable. The oyster relieves the pain by coating the sand with a soothing liquid. When the liquid hardens, a pearl is formed. The very process that heals the oyster has created a precious jewel for others to cherish and admire.
The way in which we deal with our own frustrations, as painful as they may be, can make a difference. Either pearls can be formed from our experiences, making us wiser and stronger; or grains of sand – anger, bitterness, resistance, can remain imbedded inside us.
The choice is ours!