Brightest Gems in a Useful Life

Guard well your spare moments.
They are like uncut diamonds.
Discard them and their value will never be known.
Improve them and they will become the brightest gems
in a useful life.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
(Sources: Ute Lark and Precious World)

“It’s better to walk alone, then in a crowd going in the wrong direction” –Diane Grant via Daily Inspiration

With Love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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12 Responses to Brightest Gems in a Useful Life

  1. Ann Koplow says:

    Wonderful. Thank you.

  2. Mrs. P says:

    In the short time that I’ve known you, I’d have to say that you apply this to your life…good for you, practicing what you preach.

  3. bulldog says:

    I do love the second quote …

  4. linda says:

    How beautiful Russ, thank you.

  5. Judy says:

    great quote Russ šŸ™‚

  6. Wise words! Thanks for sharing with us Russ šŸ™‚

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