Until opened, a treasure chest simply remains a pretty box that potentially has something amazing in it.
Each one of us has one.
It is a gift from a heavenly parent
Each one of us has the ability to open our own and marvel at the wonders that lay inside.
Some choose not to open theirs at all…the reasoning being known only in their own soul.
Some choose to watch as others open theirs, and choose to be jealous or intimidated because of what lay inside.
And then there are a special few who open theirs and not only look inside, but touch and taste and feel of the treasure within. They experience the treasure and life is fuller because of it.
I have a dear friend. She belongs to the last group mentioned.
She has taken that treasure box and has done what was intended to be done with that treasure.
But every so often, she worries.
Maybe it is a comment, or a quiet whisper of a taboo word like “perfection”, which causes her to look at her beautiful treasure box and wonder if maybe she shouldn’t have opened it quite so wide.
What she may not know, is that by opening her box, she in turn is giving others permission to do the same, to find within the treasures that are waiting patiently to be enjoyed.
Until opened, a treasure chest simply remains a pretty box that potentially has something amazing in it, until one brave soul chooses to open theirs and by doing so, inspires others to do the same.