Clay Balls

Handmade Clay BallsA human was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls.

It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake.
They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the
beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.
He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock .. Inside was a beautiful,
precious stone!
Handmade Ring
Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their
hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of 50-60 treasures, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but
he had just thrown it away!
Handmade crystal RingIt’s like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn’t
look like much from the outside. It isn’t always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it.
We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy.. But we have
not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.There is a treasure in each and every one of us here at Handmade Artists. If we take the time to get to know that
person, the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.

Helping Hands HandmadeI am so blessed by the gems of numerous virtual friendships here on and thank them for looking
beyond my clay vessel.

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