The Priceless Stone: An Inspirational Short Story

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One day a young boy asks his father what is the value of his life.

Instead of answering a father told his son to take this rock and go sell it at a market. If anybody asks the price raise two fingers and don’t say anything.

The boy then went to the market and a woman ask “how much is this rock, I want to put it in my garden?”

The boy didn’t say anything and raised up two fingers and the woman said $2? I’ll take it!

And the boy went home and told his father a woman wants to buy this rock for $2.

The father them said so I don’t want you to take this rock to a museum if anybody wants to buy it don’t say a word and just put up two fingers.

The boy then went to the museum and a man wanted to buy the rock. The boy didn’t say a word and just put up two fingers and the man said $200? I’ll take it!

The boy was shocked and went running home and told his father a man wants to buy this rock for $200!

His father then said, son, the last place I want you to take this rock is to a precious stone store. Show it to the owner and don’t say a word and if he asks the price just put up two fingers.

The son then went to a precious stone store. He showed the rock to the owner. Where did you find this Stone! It is one of the rarest stones in the world! I must have it! How much would you sell it for? The boy put up two fingers and the man said I’ll take it for $200,000!

The boy not knowing what to say ran at home to his father.

Father, there’s a man that wants to buy the stone for $200,000! His father said, “son do you know the value of your life now?”

You see… it doesn’t matter where you come from, where you’re born, the color of your skin, or how much money you were born into. It matters where you decide to place yourself, the people you surround yourself with and how you choose to carry yourself.

You may have lived your whole life thinking that you were a $2 stone. You may have lived your whole life surrounded by people that saw your worth for only $2.

But everybody has a diamond inside them. And we can choose to surround ourself with people that see our value and see the diamond inside of us. You can choose to put yourself in a market or put yourself in a precious stone store. And you can also choose to see the value in other people.

You can help other people see the diamond inside of them. Choose the people you surround yourself wisely. That can make all the difference in your life.

I love you all and I wish you all the best.


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