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Sunday, March 23, 2014


A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay vessels. It was like someone had rolled balls of clay and left them out in the sun to bake.
They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.
He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!
Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay vessels. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him.
He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!
It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it.
We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.
There is a treasure in each one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.
May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay.

~Author Unknown

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PUPPIES4ME 4/3/2014 7:01AM

    A beautiful story and wonderful lesson to be learned. emoticon

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CATIATM 3/30/2014 12:34AM

    That's a wonderful story, Lita! emoticon

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IDLETYME 3/26/2014 7:52AM

    Wonderful story - thanks for sharing!!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/25/2014 11:08PM

    What a wonderful lesson there.

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PUPPIES4ME 3/25/2014 9:21AM

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SDTOHIO 3/25/2014 8:35AM

    That was beautiful ! Thank you so much for sharing ! Blessing and hugs!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 3/25/2014 12:16AM

    What a beuatiful lesson. Sometimes the most beautiful people are hollow inside.
Like they say " never judge a book by its cover." Thanks for sharing. It makes your heart feel good.

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SEAWILLOW 3/24/2014 3:27PM

    Wonderful lesson

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/24/2014 1:00PM

    Great story and something to think about.

Thanks, Lita

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SECRETKEL 3/24/2014 11:54AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing this great little story!

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GADGETCC 3/24/2014 8:22AM

    I loved this! I can't believe I have nothing to say that hasn't been said.

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GOANNA2 3/24/2014 7:37AM

    Wonderful and true. Thank you for sharing.

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MONTANAWALKER 3/24/2014 1:28AM

    This is wonderful...thanks for sharing it.

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DEE107 3/24/2014 12:35AM

    I agree you are a treasure and what a great blog thank you

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SPEEDY143 3/24/2014 12:19AM

    Love it... thank you Lita. YOU are a treasure emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETRHO48 3/24/2014 12:10AM

    emoticon What a beautiful reminder that much beauty often lies within a rough exterior surface and we need to look deeper for the true value of a person.
Man looks at the outside, but God sees the heart.

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JACKIE542 3/23/2014 9:24PM

    Just loved this Lita, we are all treasures in our own way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 3/23/2014 8:52PM

    That's beautiful LITA. Thank you for sharing it.

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WILLOW49 3/23/2014 8:39PM

    What a great story! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/23/2014 7:39PM

    Thank you for sharing this thought provoking story. It made my day.

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/23/2014 7:11PM

    Awwww...... What a wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great day!

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PHOENIX1949 3/23/2014 6:38PM

    I loved this story. My Dad was a weekend spelunker (cave explorer) and rock hound. One of my favorite rocks of his that I have out on a shelf is a clunky looking rock with a bit chipped off, exposing the flint inside that was used for survival, i.e., weapons-arrowheads and starting fires. I've told people that this rock makes me think of getting past someone's rough exterior to learn of their fine qualities.

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PATRICIAAK 3/23/2014 6:33PM

    right on - in my ministry with the 'economically challenged', I am constantly being awed by the stories they share - truly, gifts from God.

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