Saturday, November 23, 2013


Got this in my inbox this morning, from friend Mr. Quote Man........

“There are three things extremely hard:   
steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.” 
------ Benjamin Franklin

Oh but we know that, don't we? And most of us also know that just because it is extremely hard (and that even is an understatement) ....  we still would keep working at it until we get the steel to build the foundations of our houses, the diamond to enhance our pleasure, and the effort to better our selves.

Nothing is nor comes easy to achieving something that which is good. The law of the universe. To come out better or best, things and mortals are passed through the fire. The fire is rough, inconvenient, intensely challenging. But it is a necessary process to peel off useless unnecessary layers in order to reveal the precious treasure within.

In the task of self-improvement the challenges are greater and huge. Because we would have to deal with our centuries-old habits, beliefs, and attitudes those which apparently no longer serve a good purpose and which instead stand as obstacles to a better self. The challenges nudge us out of our comfort zones which by our human nature is definitely a most unwelcome change or task. I struggle with that, too.

The aim today and each day that comes to us is to become a better version of who we were yesterday. Hard... yes... but not impossible.

May today bring you endless treasures and blessings, in Christ.


  1. Nothing comes without effort and overcoming of hurdles.If in resolving a very tough problem,one has not encountered any difficulty,then the solution is in all probability not right.Just as gold passes through fire to remove the dross,,hurdles and obstacles are the fire for our refinement.
    Thanks Ellen,you have explained nicely.

    1. Thank you, KP, for taking time to drop by and for your kind comment. It's so appreciated. May the good Lord bless you and your loved ones.

      By the way, I loved the recent post you made. 'So much with so little' aptly describes the writing. I like it best this way. Showcases your writing skill to the hilt.


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