Ann Voskamp tells of losing the diamond from her wedding ring somewhere coming in from the barn and evening chores. A 2mm, .05 carat diamond — the only precious stone she’d ever known.
Then Ann points out that “if you multiply the volume of a .05 carat diamond by the number of weeks in 90 years (4,680), it adds up to just under one tablespoon.” That means if you live to be 90 years old, all the weeks of your life add up to a spoonful of diamonds. Just one spoonful of diamonds.
While losing the diamond from your wedding ring is very sad, it doesn’t compare with losing a week of your life. Diamonds can be replaced. But your life cannot. [Read more…]