Diamonds are held under tons and tons of pressure, extremely high temperatures of fire and shuffled under shifting of tectonic plates, for a long, long time! Yet when they come out from there and are put on display for their beauty; does anybody stop to evaluate the diamond based upon all the dirt it’s been through and say “Remember that disgusting hole it used to be in? I bet it was hell in there!” No, people don’t remember where a diamond has come from; they just see the beauty of it now. But it wouldn’t have become so beautiful, you know, if not for all of that! So why should we look at other people, or at ourselves and evaluate them/ourselves based upon their/our pasts? Shouldn’t we forget that? And only see the beauty that is in front of our eyes? Whatever it was, it made you beautiful! And that is what matters! Start today positive and just focus on “Sky Above me, Earth below me, Fire within me.” Light the fire inside yourself.. remember what YOU deserve and what YOU are working for and do that for YOU. Sometimes people don’t understand and sometimes the nay sayers will bring you down.. you will never please everyone.. so remind yourself why YOU can do it and get ready to shine .. you are most definitely a diamond worth waiting for.