Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who do not give up and the best things come to those who believe!  When we keep on going, everything we need will come to us at the perfect time.

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. It is a choice. You deserve more.

Sometimes, no matter how much we want for things to happen, all we can do is wait. And usually, waiting is the hardest part. However, whatever life gives us, even if it hurts, if we just be strong and act like we are okay, we will prevail at the end. Strong walls shake, but never collapse. Let us learn from the oyster, how it turns a piece of sand into a beautiful pearl.

Sometimes an oyster finds that a piece of sand gets into its shell. Although it is only a grain, it gives the oyster great pain for oysters have feelings too.

But oyster does not rebuke nor complain the harsh workings of fate that brings it to such a deplorable state. It does not curse nature nor claim that the sea must have given it protection.

The moment youíre ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Donít give up. People give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten.

Instead, the oyster accepts it to itself as it lays on a shell, that since it cannot remove the sand, the oyster shall try to do something about it.

The oyster has a natural reaction to cover up that irritant to protect itself. The mantle covers the irritant with layers of the same nacre substance that is used to create the shell. This eventually forms a pearl. So a pearl is a foreign substance covered with layers of nacre.

As the years roll around, as the years always do, and it comes to the oysterís ultimate destiny of being agitated, the small grain of sand that has bothered it so much becomes a beautiful pearl all richly aglow.

We should learn a lesson what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand. What we could do if we only begin with some things that get under our skin with patience and perseverance.

With patience, good things come to those who wait. Take for instance water, it is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness, patience and perseverance.

By Tim Pedrosa


 

Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.-Dean Karnazes

Tim