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Sunday, June 09, 2013

“Diamonds are held under tons and tons of pressure, extremely high temperatures of fire and shuffled under shifting of tectonic plates, for a long, long time! Yet when they come out from there and are put on display for their beauty; does anybody stop to evaluate the diamond based upon all the sh!t it's been through and say "Remember that disgusting hole it used to be in? I bet it was hell in there!" No, people don't remember where a diamond has come from; they just see the beauty of it now. But it wouldn't have become so beautiful, you know, if not for all of that! So why should we look at other people, or at ourselves and evaluate them/ourselves based upon their/our pasts? Shouldn't we forget that? And only see the beauty that is in front of our eyes? Whatever it was, it made you beautiful! And that is what matters!”
― C. JoyBell C.

I came across this quote today and thought it was great. What a great reminder that all the struggles we've been through and all the ones we have yet to face are what make us, us. And that we are beautiful.

So don't beat yourself up over mistakes, slips, falls and just plain ole' bad decisions - know that they are what make you beautiful and without them, you just wouldn't be you.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NDKARIKARI 6/18/2013 8:45PM

    i've loved this quote for years. thanks for sharing!

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BOSS61 6/16/2013 7:42AM

    The professional geologist in your crew of Spark friends had to weigh in on this one. There is another key ingredient to the environment of diamond formation: water. If that's not Sparky, nothing is! Drink your 8 glasses!...

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RECREATING_ME 6/11/2013 8:35AM

    Thank you for that food for thought. I needed it :)

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SPARKFRAN514 6/11/2013 12:51AM

    what a great quote i copied it to get me to remember that small sentence
Don't beat your self up for a bad choice. just what i needed to get off the slippery slop i have found my self on thanks spark friend I know as a team we can do this emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMY-MIMI77 6/10/2013 3:00PM

This was great; thanks for sharing. It is the best description of our journey ever!


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BECKYLIVES 6/10/2013 11:43AM

    Love this! Great job! Great perspective!!!!

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VALYNN26 6/10/2013 9:11AM

    Love this!! Thanks for sharing. You are a beautiful diamond!!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 6/10/2013 8:10AM

    Ain't that the truth.. Amen I couldn't agree more.. the struggle , the pressure are the things that make it beautiful .. AS the saying goes..

I don't promise easy , but I promise it will be worth it !!

Thanks for sharing...

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SASSYLJB 6/10/2013 5:55AM

    Love it and that is in essence what we are doing for ourselves! We are DIAMONDS!

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ANNMACP0212 6/10/2013 12:22AM

    Thank you or groups diamond!! The quote is fantastic! emoticon emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 6/9/2013 11:25PM

    Thanks for that! I've been messing up pretty badly lately and needed the reminder that I'm worth the effort and just need to start over.
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JESSICAWALKS 6/9/2013 10:02PM

    Love that!!!! Thank you Beautiful Diamond!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/9/2013 9:46PM

    "So don't beat yourself up over mistakes, slips, falls and just plain ole' bad decisions - know that they are what make you beautiful and without them, you just wouldn't be you."

What a great analogy you have given with using the diamond and how it BECOMES so beautiful. I definitely believe with all my heart that though it's many times tough, every experience we go thru is for a reason and makes us who we are by the lessons we learn going thru them.

This is a great reminder. Focus on the here and now and appreciate who you are NOW! Instead of regretting the past, failures or mistakes, realize even those have helped shape the beautiful person you are today.


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MJ7DM33 6/9/2013 8:35PM

  Great blog! Thx for sharing!

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FELINEBETTER 6/9/2013 8:21PM

    Wow! Beautiful analogy/beautiful blog!

Thanks, Beautiful!!!!! emoticon

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LJOYCE55 6/9/2013 8:11PM

  Thank you for bringing us the quote.

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