Most of us can afford to take a lesson from an oyster.
The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations get unto his shell. He does not like them; he tries to get rid of them. But when he cannot get rid of them he settles down to make one of the most beautiful things in the world. He uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing that an oyster has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription-make a pearl.
It may have to be a pearl of patience, but, anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and love to do it.