We Grow Under Pressure

12/15/2012

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

~Peter Marshall

diamond handles stressoak once a nut

12 responses to We Grow Under Pressure

  1. 

    Good quote. inspirational.
    I wish that things were easier and life was always kind.

  2. 

    oooo…. those are good ones!

  3. 

    Such great reminders during this heartbreaking time.

  4. 

    And a pearl is formed from an irritation (of sand in the oyster).

    • 

      That is another excellent truism to be found in nature, teaching us to remain calm and know that the winds that howl (or sands that irritate) are building our inner beauty and strength. Blessings to you!

  5. 

    Gina, thanks for another great post.

    I know that you are not currently accepting awards; but you must keep in mind that I was a trial lawyer for 10 years. The mention of your blog qualifies as “appreciation” only. Please forgive my use of the loophole and know that it comes from a heart filled with gratitude for all that you have brought to my life.
    http://tamingtheinvisibledragon.com/2012/12/19/affirmation-appreciation-awards/
    Blessings, my friend,
    Sloan

    • 

      Sloan, you have brought me a big smile and a laugh 😀 No ‘loophole’ needed as long as my heartfelt appreciation back to you is all I need do. Your inclusion of my blog in your list of nominees warms my heart and has me hoping to meet any of your dear readers that may take a moment to visit over here. You and your wonderful blog always bring uplifting, positive energy to my day.
      Warm hugs of gratitude and appreciation for You! xo ~Gina

  6. 

    thanks for the reminders..