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Acres of Diamond
angelakoDate: Saturday, 30 March 2013, 10:26 PM | Message # 1
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There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because
he was content. He was content because he was happy. One day a wise man
came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that
goes along with them. The wise man said, "If you had a diamond the size
of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the
size of your fist, you could probably own your own country." And then he
went away. That night the farmer couldn't sleep. He was unhappy and he
was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent and discontent
because he was unhappy. The next morning he made arrangements to sell
off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He
looked all over Africa and couldn't find any. He looked all through
Europe and couldn't find any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally,
physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw
himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide. Back home, the
person who had bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream that
ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit
a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. He thought it would look
good on the mantle piece. He picked up the stone and put it in the
living room. That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone
sparkling. He asked, "Is Hafiz back?" The new owner said, "No, why do
you ask?" The wise man said, "Because that is a diamond. I recognize one
when I see one." The man said, no, that's just a stone I picked up from
the stream. Come, I'll show you. There are many more." They went and
picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones
were diamonds. They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres
and acres of diamonds.

What is the moral of this story? There are five morals:

1. When our attitude is right, we realize that we are all walking on acres
and acres of diamonds. Opportunity is always under our feet. We don't
have to go anywhere. All we need to do is recognize it.

2. The grass on the other side always looks greener.

3. While we are dyeing the grass on the other side, there are others who
are dyeing the grass on our side. They would be happy to trade places
with us.

4. When people don't know how to recognize opportunity, they complain of noise when it knocks.

5. The same opportunity never knocks twice. The next one may be better or worse, but it is never the same one.
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