A Diamond in the Making!

Contributed by Gary Oberste

 

A DIAMOND IN THE MAKING!!

A DIAMOND IS THE MOST PRECIOUS OF ALL MINERALS.

IT IS THE STRONGEST AND MOST BRILLIANT OF ALL.

IT TAKES YEARS & YEARS OF EFFORT, DEDICATION,

& ENDURING THE STRESS & PRESSURE OF LIFE

TO MAKE A DIAMOND. YET, WHEN THE

DIAMOND IS FORMED, IT IS THE

ITEM MOST VALUED IN THE

WORLD. LEE, YOU ARE A

PRECIOUS DIAMOND

IN THE MAKING.

BE BRILLIANT

& STRONG.

SHINE!


Gary Oberste



This story is given to students and advisors who have persevered through a major challenge in working with challenging people or difficult situations. I give the student a ring box with a piece of coal for encouragement and to signify the she really is a "Diamond in the making."