Gem: Optional

Precious gems are found through diligent search and hard work. Diamonds don’t grow on trees. Gold doesn’t come knocking at your

A person’s character is precious, more precious than a gem. That inner rock, that beautiful soul isn’t standard, like power steering is in a car these days. It’s an option.

It’s an option gained by paying attention to our thoughts and steering unworthy ones back to a better path. It’s learning how each behavior affects those around us and how to temper it. Ditto speech. It comes from linking effect with cause, from patiently seeking to understand ourselves and then molding our daily habits to conform with what will breed wisdom and understanding.

What fine habit will you nurture this week?

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