Stones or Diamond

It’s been like two months since I last posted an article. I want to appreciate everyone for always checking on me. You guys are too much… Thanks a million. In the couple of months I have been away, I saw things that really touched my heart and I’m going to share it with you all.

We all know what stones are… We have different types of stones, some are jewel, gem, they are so precious and of great value and they can’t be found just anywhere or anyhow.

Flow with me… I’m arriving at a point…

… A normal stone needs little to no care but a gemstone like diamond needs every attention.

The other type of stones are the normal one, the one we see everyday on the street. You can kick them if you like or play with them… Yes they have value too and also important but can never be compared to a gemstone like diamond.

Now… Here is where I’m driving at…

I sat down in my room couple of months back and I looked around me and ask why people are suffering emotionally? Why does happiness look so far from people? Then the word stones and diamond dropped into my heart.

We humans are like normal stones and gemstone like diamond. Whichever you are is the value you carry and whichever you allowed into your life will show how great your life will turn.

… Many people out there use their energy on picking stones and neglecting a diamond even when sited.

Most people are married to the wrong people… Some people have diamond but loose them to have a stone… Some have diamond but still chase after stones… Some end up with stones and now looking up and down for a diamond.

This is more reason why people cannot find satisfaction and happiness seems lacking without satisfaction. There is a right person for everyone and that right person is the diamond. Many loose the right person to the wrong one. This happens because many do not know who they are and what they actually want.

Some are dating the wrong person now, some just let the right person slip away, some are about to marry the wrong person, some settle for the wrong person because they believe they have no choice.

… The quality of your life depends a lot on whom you marry.

Now… If you are married and you find yourself in this situation, you don’t have to beat yourself up, there is a way you can find happiness. Acceptance is the key to happiness. Accept it and things will turn brighter. Remember stones have value too, bring out the best in what you have.

And if you are not married… Good for you. Be sure of what you’re doing. Don’t chase stone and overlook a diamond. If it’s wrong it can never be right.

And to those who married to the right person or in a relationship with the right person… You guys are set of diamonds together… Keep shining. I have my diamond and I hope you too have. Tell your spouse you are my diamond.

Good to be back. Thanks to you all… You are family to me.

I will be glad to receive your comments.


Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

53 thoughts on “Stones or Diamond”

  1. Aw that is so true. Your metaphors can always save the day from falling apart. Love this. I’m really happy I came across your blog and had this chance to read your exceptional content. Again, keep on inspiring!

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  2. Thanks so much for your time and words… I’m really grateful. The additions are great.

    You are right… Life is truly too short for a relationship that is not what we want and I agree.

    But what I meant by accepting such relationship if you are married is because, I believe if both parties are married its because there is a kind of agreement and also a level of love between them… So my take is, if they can accept each other, there Union can also sparkles. Like people use to say… No one is perfect, we all are just working towards perfection.

    I’m glad to hear from such a great mind… Thanks once again. My best regards.


  3. Thanks for sharing your insight. It reminds me of one of my favorite passages in Meridan by Alice Walker. This doesn’t do it justice at all, but it’s all I could find searching the web. It’s a short, beautiful metaphor that I believe represents our tendency to dismiss our value and that of the ones we love.
    “One day, Meridian finds a chunk of metal in the ground that turns out to be a “large heavy gold bar” (1.5.2).
    To her surprise, nobody in her family seems interested. Meridian buries the gold underneath a magnolia tree in their yard and forgets about it.”
    I will contest one thing, though.
    “Now… If you are married and you find yourself in this situation, you don’t have to beat yourself up, there is a way you can find happiness. Acceptance is the key to happiness. Accept it and things will turn brighter. Remember stones have value too, bring out the best in what you have.”
    I think we can work to appreciate the good in the person we are with. But I don’t think we should accept a relationship that is no longer bringing out the best in us. Perhaps I misunderstood your message, but I think life is too short to spend it in a relationship that is not truly what we want.
    All to say, I love this and think your analogy is important and well written!

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    1. I’m so glad to hear your thoughts… I’m glad you are inspired… I am inspired as well.

      Many people truly fail to see the real thing and always go for things of less value.

      Thanks for your time dear OJ

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  4. Nicely said!

    My wife and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary. My family… mother, didn’t think that she was a diamond; to this day, she hasn’t call us once to say happy anniversary… sad; for her. My wife is truly precious, my diamond. Some people ask; what’s the secret to a lasting marriage? My answer; just love the one you’re with! To me it’s not about finding the right person, but being the best you; for them. You should try to change them, you can only change your own heart! Blessings!

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    1. Wow…. This actually wow my heart…. I’m so glad to hear you and your wife’s testimony… It’s such an inspiration. As she’s your diamond, so you are her diamond… It doesn’t matter who doesn’t believe in it… It’s not about them… It’s about who you are and what you want.

      Thanks for your great thoughts… My regards to your wife and happy anniversary.

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