A land owner unfamiliar with diamonds in the rough, saw many stones along the river bank of his property. Not knowing nor bothering to find out what they were, he decided they were worthless. Now despondent, he sold the property and went looking for his treasure elsewhere.
After many years of seeking, the land owner returns only to find the property he thought worthless held a large diamond mine. Now with much regret he thinks, if only I had taken the time to explore and understand.
A good story to remember when we can’t see, understand or find the pony in life’s piles of manure. Don’t give up, keep seeking.