Pearls take up to 24 hours to be cultivated. After traveling 2,000 nautical miles, divers have to dive 20 meters as their boat drifts along with the waves.
After all that hard work, they’ll guard the pearls until they reach the shore. No matter how many waves knocked them down they dont let the pearls go. After the long search they found what they’re looking for and know exactly how to appreciate it.
Its not the easiest job but the outcome makes all the hard work worth it.
If it was up to me, I would rather have one broken pearl than a collection of a hundred empty sea shells.
Sadly, that’s not always the case. Sometimes people think of these pearls as a prized possession. Some kind of trophy for their hard work. And when they reach the shore, they lay the pearl down and wander through all the empty sea shells. They’re beautiful to look at but they all look almost the same.
Being someone’s lasting treasure is more important than someone’s object of satisfaction.
Yet sometimes its easier to hold on to what satisfies us temporarily.
Until we find that one pearl. Even if its slightly broken, or perhaps untouched, it has more character and true beauty than the sea shells that are scattered all over the shore.
And we cant do much but hope that when we find that one pearl that we’ll guard it with our hearts and cherish it for the rest of our lives.
For those who already found their pearl, I know they understand its rarity and the ever lasting appreciation that it deserves.
And for those who haven’t yet, remember not to settle for a sea shell because somewhere deep in the ocean there’s a pearl waiting to be found.