Life…sometimes we think we have it figured it out, and then from out of the blue, we are reminded that we still have a lot to learn.  My son made a comment this past week that made me realize this.  Being an out of the box thinker, I didn’t think my son would be the one to give me words of wisdom.  That was the first lesson… We can always learn more, even from others much less younger than us.  If we open up our hearts/minds to be receptive to others and what they say, we can all become better people.   Yes, I know, back to the story.  It was a full week of stress and pressure, and my son picked up on my intensity.  He asked me- what’s wrong with you, Mom?  I told him I was under a great deal of pressure.  Without hesitating he says…Mom… pressure creates diamonds.  I was silent, and didn’t know what to say but thank you for your inspiring and uplifting words when I needed to hear them the most!

Do we try to create our own Diamonds in the rough?  Are we really becoming what we were created to become?  A beautiful cut diamond that shimmers and shines, and is rare?  Why do they have to be rare?  Why can’t we all become the diamonds that God created us to be by fulfilling our purposes in life, and why do so few choose to actually do it?  If we choose to follow, and be led to our destiny, then we will come across great opposition from others who don’t understand.  Even those closest to us.  We will encounter a lot of challenges, strife, and pressure…but in the end, the pressure will create the diamond.  The diamond will shine, the diamond will be discovered for its value, and the diamond will be rare by today’s standards.  Did you know that diamonds are ordinary at first glance?  Their true beauty as jewels is only realized through the cutting and polishing process.  We are all ordinary, but can shine with much polishing.   Over and over again….the song from Unspoken -Start a Fire is a great reminder for us all to start a fire (become our unique shiny diamond) and spread the flame.