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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Jewel Inside

Many, many words have been written and spoken about this ...... never judge a book by its cover ....... but we all need a little reminder once in a while to look beyond the outward appearance, make no judgement with our eyes; look further and see with our hearts till the gem inside shines through.

My daughter sent me a story about a man who found a canvas bag in a cave by a beach. The cave was filled with clay balls. Just plain, round clay balls. So the man began to toss them into the ocean. He continued till he dropped one and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!
The man became very exited as he broke open one after the other to find they all contained a similar treasure.

He had thousands of dollars worth of precious jewels in the few clay balls he had left. He had thrown away lots and lots of them with their hidden jewels into the ocean!! Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands but had thrown it away, not realizing what was inside the plain little clay balls.

Take care, Friends and be sweet!!

11 comments:

Carol said...

It is so easy to think you know what you are seeing. I have judged people and held back than found they are wonderful. I think the blogs have brodened our appreciation for all that are different. I know I have

Cascia said...

That is beautiful. Is it a true story?

Insightful Nana said...

You can certainly see how this was the case in point with Susan Boyle... A jewel just waiting to be exposed. I guess I love the story because it shows one is never to late to shine.

Your story is a nice reminder.

Loree said...

What a beautiful story...and an eye opener too. Your blog is looking really really pretty.

The Retired One said...

Sure love that photograph!
I have gone to many an auction or estate sale and all of those beautiful old pictures are in a box for sale...I always wonder why the relatives didn't want them? I always buy the ones I can find.
The Retirement Chronicles

Glynis said...

That was a lovely story, I ditto the other commenters.

Sara said...

What a valuable lesson! So many people judge people and the nits only later they realize how wonderful those people are!

Your story reminded me of the new singing sensation Susan Boyle.People were laughing because she looks different and then she opened her mouth and that voice, wow!

Have a great day
Sara

Stuff could always be worse said...

I so agree with that story, I think everyone has a jewel inside, it is just harder to find in some people.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Lovely! :)

nath said...

wonderful story.... Inspired :)

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

We do this everyday but judging a book by it's cover. Untold wealth in friendship, wisdom and much more.
Your right we shouldn't be so judgemental on first impressions, wait and the treasure may show itself!