Thursday, February 02, 2006

The thing that most inspired me to name my page Yellow Diamond was a story I read in the #1 Bestseller book called Think and Grow Rich by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill. Here is the quote from this book that inspired me.

The story is called “Acres of Diamonds” was the true story of a poor farmer who settled in Africa and spent years struggling to raise his crops. His land was rocky and difficult to till. Disenfranchised with his circumstances, the farmer became increasingly fascinated by tales of easy wealth gained by men who had searched for the discovered diamonds in the countryside. He, too, wanted to be rich. He grew tired of the endless labor, and impulsively sold his farm to search for diamonds. For the rest of his life he wandered the vast African continent searching for the gleaming gems. But the great discovery always eluded him. Finally, in a fit of despondency, broken financially, spiritually, and emotionally he threw himself into a river and drowned.

Meanwhile, the man who had bought his farm found a rather large and unusual stone in a stream that cut through his property. It turned out to be a diamond of enormous value. Stunned by his newfound wealth, the farmer discovered that his land was virtually covered with such stones. It was to become one of the world’s richest diamond mines!

The moral of this story is that at any given moment each of us is standing in the middle of his or her own acres of diamonds. If only we acquire the wisdom and patience to intelligently and effectively examine our circumstances and to explore the work in which we are now engaged, we usually will find that it contains the riches we seek whether they be material, spiritual or both. To find this book search here...
posted by Michell @ 10:59 AM  
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