“Follow the grain in your own wood.” ~Howard Thurman
If you’ve ever spent much time working with wood, you know that each piece of wood comes with its own unique pattern in its grain.
This pattern is formed by the tree’s type and its history of growth, damage, and repair over time.
The fascinating variations in grain are precisely what makes wood so beautiful.
So it is with us. Each of has our own unique grain formed from a mix of our inborn tendencies and our history.
Unfortunately, we too often spend our time trying to hide these quirks so that we can appear more uniform. In so doing, we hide our own fascinating beauty.
When we embrace and celebrate our unique set of quirks, we are able to shine with all the glory we truly are.
What quirks of yours could you embrace more fully today to allow the fascinating beauty of your grain shine more brightly?