Throughout a lifetime, there are many times and situations that people that can have either a positive or negative effect on their pursuit of accomplishing a goal. Some individuals get discouraged, disheartened, or dispirited when some obstacles get in their way and they simply give up or lose focus on attaining their desired objective. Other people take a bad circumstance and decide to make “lemonade out of lemons.”
Today’s little poem is a story about an oyster that will serve as a reminder of how we can successfully accomplish our goals that we set in our life despite some things may cause us pain along the way.
The once was an oyster whose story I tell,
Who found that sand had gotten under its shell:
Just one little grain, but it gave it much pain,
For oysters have feelings although they’re so plain.
Now, did it berate the working of fate,
Which had led it to such a deplorable state?
Did it curse out the government,
Call for an election?
No. As it lay on the shelf,
It said to itself,
“If I cannot remove it,
I’ll try to improve it.”
So the years rolled by as the years always do,
And it came to its ultimate destiny – stew.
But this small grain of sand which had bothered it so,
Was a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow.
Now this tale has a moral – for isn’t it grand?
What an oyster can do with a grain of sand.
What couldn’t we do if we’d only begin
With all of the things that get under our skin.