Friday, March 5, 2010

Just a quote for Friday

(actually a poem today...)
not my photo...I found it here

What an Oyster Can Teach a Person

There was an oyster whose story I tell.
Who found that some sand had got into this shell.

It was only a grain, but it gave him great pain,
For oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.

Now, did he berate the harsh workings of fate
That brought him to such a deplorable state?

Did he curse at the government, cry for election,
And claim that the sea should have given him protection?

“No,” he said to himself as he lay on a shell,
“Since I cannot remove it, I shall try to improve it."

Now the years rolled around, as the years always do,
And he came to his ultimate destiny: stew.

And that small grain of sand that had bothered him so,
Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow.

Now the tale has a moral, for isn’t it grand,
What an oyster can do with a morsel of sand.

And what couldn’t we do if we’d only begin,
With some of the things that get under our skin?

~ author unknown ~


Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I like it! and the photo too!

Sian said...

That's very clever. A good thought for a Friday

humel said...

That is so lovely :-) Thanks for sharing x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the Friday inspiration.

Mom said...

Ah, to be like an oyster--if I could only turn all my irritations into treasures! Thanks for the pearl of wisdom! xo

Lizzie said...

That's quite inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Love the photo too.

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