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,
Russ

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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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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