Turning Scars into Art: People Skills

Nearly octahedral diamond crystal in matrix.

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I found this story in one of my files, it’s a great reminder that when we continue to seek we find – and isn’t seeking in itself a hopeful pursuit?

The story is told of a king who owned a valuable diamond, one of the most perfect and rare in the world. One day the diamond fell, and a deep scratch marred its face.

The king summoned the best diamond experts in the land to correct the blemish, but they all agreed they could not remove the scratch without cutting away a good part of the surface, thus reducing the weight and value of the diamond.

Finally, one expert appeared and assured him that he could fix the diamond without reducing its value. His confidence was convincing, and the king gave the diamond to the man.

In a few days, the artisan returned the diamond to the king, who was amazed to find that the ugly scratch was gone, and in its place, a beautiful rose was etched.

The former scratch had become the stem of an exquisite flower!

Any mistake we make in life may temporarily mar our reputation or our spirits. It can throw us into despair if we let it.

However – with hope and action and when we stick to what we know is right – we can turn our scars into art – which will benefit the world!

You Create Your Day by the way You Think! Be Present!

Go make it a Magnificent Day and Magnificent weekend!

Blessings, Shawna

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~ by Shawna Schuh on June 10, 2011.

One Response to “Turning Scars into Art: People Skills”

  1. That joke…reminds me of a very dear friend of mine, who constantly turns words around, and has her own personnal language….which I understand!!! Thats’ a good friend!!!!

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