Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Dig a Little Deeper

There's a story about the California gold
rush that tells of two brothers who sold all
they had and went prospecting for gold. They
discovered a vein of the shining ore, staked
a claim, and proceeded to get down to the
serious business of getting the gold ore out
of the mine. All went well at first, but then a
strange thing happened. The vein of gold ore
disappeared! They had come to the end of
the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no
longer there. The brothers continued to pick
away, but without success. Finally, they gave
up in disgust.
They sold their equipment and claim
rights for a few hundred dollars, and took the
train back home. Now the man who bought
the claim hired an engineer to examine the
rock strata of the mine. The engineer advised
him to continue digging in the same spot
where the former owners had left off. And
three feet deeper, the new owner struck gold.
A little more persistence and the two
brothers would have been millionaires them-
selves. That's gold in you too. Do you need
to dig three feet farther?

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