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Lessons from an Oyster

November 22nd 2006

As we give thanks this week for our many blessings and lessons learned over the years, I share this lesson learned from an Oyster.  The author is unknown and it’s a great lesson for all of us. I hope you enjoy.  Here it is:
 

There once was an oyster
Whose story I tell.
Who found that some sand
Had got into his 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 had 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 have rolled around,
As the years always do,
And he came to his ultimate
Destiny ­ stew.
And the 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?
What couldn’t we do
If we’d only begin
With some of the things
That get under our skin.
 

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Ron Goch,
The Telios Group
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