Day 22 – Diamonds under your feet

Have you read the classic book ‘Acres of Diamonds‘ written by the Russell Conwell? In it he re-tells a story he heard from an Arab guide he met whilst on his travels.

A synopsis of the book, courtesy of Wikipedia, is:

The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune—the resources to achieve all good things are present in one’s own community. This theme is developed by an introductory anecdote, told to Conwell by an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them; the new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: “dig in your own back-yard!”.

Frans took this beautiful photo of the beach sand

Look how beautifully it glitters in the sunlight. As I looked at this I thought about the fact that we ‘walk on our diamonds’ all the time and we don’t even notice them – just like James Allen talks about in the book.

I’ve spent the day finding out what diamonds I have in me, that I’ve been looking for everywhere else and they were right in front of me the whole time.

What gifts and talents do you have that you haven’t yet recognised, developed and given to us?

The e-book ‘Acres of Diamonds’ is now in the public domain so, if you’d like to read it, click below.



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Sleep well and see you tomorrow


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