Turning dirt into Pearls

Whether you are a pauper, a President or the people in between, we all have irritants in our lives. Those irritations may be circumstances, difficulties with a person(s), or some pain. It can be almost anything that bothers us.

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Pearls in an oyster half-shell

My friend and Industry colleague, Dennis Hill, reminded me a couple of weeks ago how oysters form a pearl around a speck of dust or dirt. The oyster’s body ‘coats’ the dirt-speck with a chemical as a protectant against the irritation that the dirt causes the oyster. This process of protection against irritation over time is what yields the pearl.

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Rare Black Pearl. Photo credits Wikimedia Commons

 

What or who irritates you?

What keeps you up at night?

How can you take a negative piece of dirt and turn it into a magnificent pearl? ##

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach

http://www.linkedin.com/in/latonykovach

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