Your Spoonful of Diamonds

You-Are-Precious

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.”[1] 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…]