Thursday, January 20, 2011

Acres of Diamonds

I am re-reading Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach.  It contains 365 short essays to help people find their joy.  I have read it every day since January 1.

Today's essay is title Acres of Diamonds.  It's based on a motivational speech/essay written by Russell H. Conwell who gave the speech more that six thousand times between 1877 and 1925.

What the author is trying to convey with this message and what Russell H. Conwell was trying to convey almost a century ago is that "within each of us lies a wellspring of abundance and the seeds for opportunity".  Breathnach then poses this question:  If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?

I can't really answer that question.  I've never been able to.  Photograghy?  Maybe.  At one time it was decorating or real estate or...well, I don't know.  That's the problem...I really don't know what the answer to that question is.

Do you know?  For you know what you would do if you could do anything in the world?


  1. We must be on the same wavelength today Kristen - I'm starting to do it. And thank you for reminding me to pick up my copy of Simple Abundance off my shelf.

  2. I'm so honored that you stopped by my blog Kimberly. Wow! Thanks.
    I've been reading yours for years and LOVE LOVE LOVE It.