while walking down a stony path one day I spotted a tiny pebble in the midst of the stones and knelt to pick it up. I quickly glanced at it and put it in my pocket moving on down the path.
A few weeks later I was sitting on a bench in the yard just relaxing and I reached into my coat pocket and found the small stone I had picked up that day. Turning it over and really looking at it I saw that It was so beautiful to my eyes. Smooth and translucent with colors of Opal and fire running through it.
I sat there and enjoyed the beauty of that tiny stone. Funny, if I had not stopped to pick it up what a pleasure I would have missed. Oh, maybe it was just a small stone with no special value but at the moment I finally looked at it I was blessed. Friends are that way! When we stop to take the time to invest we reap the rewards latter.
I bring out that tiny stone every once in a while. I am still mesmerized by the beauty of that tiny stone.
It reminds me of the things in life that are most important. Friends! And You!