How do oysters come to make these beautiful, valuable, iridescent masterpieces we call pearls? Not instantaneously, not hastily, and not effortlessly.
These gems are the result of perseverance in the face of adversity. It is in response to challenge and irritation that these great creations are produced. And it is the very same for us.
It is when we meet our challenges with diligence and endeavour that our greatest rewards await. Our own beautiful and valuable oyster pearls, like patience, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, and self-acceptance, are not typically created quickly and easily, but through repeated agitation and hard work.
Don't be afraid of your challenges, and don't beat yourself up for having challenges. Your transformation is a work of art. :)