Throughout your life, you've had numerous everyday conversations and other experiences in which a small
observation—perhaps a single sentence someone spoke to you—resonated so strongly that you still remember
it years later. The "pearls of wisdom" that arose from such small encounters helped shape your values,
how you think about yourself, and how you interact with others.
Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons presents more than three dozen of my
personal pearls of wisdom, the experiences and conversations that led to them, and ways that you could apply
them to help increase your own happiness and fulfillment. Although these were my experiences (and those of people I know),
many of these powerful lessons can apply to anyone's life.
The life lessons are grouped into six categories:
See the table of contents and endorsements for Pearls from Sand.
- Interpersonal pearls
- Personal pearls
- Inspirational pearls
- Practical pearls
- Cautionary pearls
- Professional pearls
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My goals with Pearls from Sand are to suggest how you can apply these pearls of wisdom to your own life, and also to
motivate you to think about your own pearls, how you came by them, how you can use them, and how you can
share them with your partner, children, friends, and colleagues.
Be a Pearls Participant
Daily life is full of opportunities to learn and grow—if you're paying attention and receptive to the message.
Pearls from Sand will give you many ideas about how to detect, absorb, and apply these powerful life lessons.
Although many life lessons can apply to almost everyone, each of us goes through unique experiences and we all pick up
different messages at different times. By sharing your life lessons with others, we can all benefit.
Here are some ways to participate in the Pearls from Sand community.
Blog Visit my blog and join the
Pearls from Sand discussion. Periodically I will post new pearls of wisdom and stories that describe how I learned them. Feel free to leave comments
on the blog postings with your own thoughts.
Submit a Pearl I invite you to submit your own
pearls of wisdom using our convenient submission form. I will post selected submitted pearls on my blog
so that other readers can learn from your personal experiences. If I receive enough interesting submissions,
perhaps I can publish a sequel to Pearls from Sand with contributions from readers like you.