Adoption, FlyUp!, Gallery of Diamonds, Jewelry, Life Adventures, Philosophy, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

The Power of Intention

I have proof that if you intensely hold a thought in your head for a long period of time it will become true. In 1993, shortly after I opened Gallery of Diamonds jewelers which now resides in Santa Ana, CA, I began a writing contest for school kids. Since I was adopted as a child… Continue reading The Power of Intention

Childhood Memories, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Henrietta Lukemeyer

Henrietta Lukemeyer was an elderly lady who lived down the hill from my childhood home in Indiana. She rarely stopped by to say hello to my mom, but when she did I remember her positive energy and politeness. She always wore a smile and smelled like fresh flowers. Sometimes she sold Avon products door to… Continue reading Henrietta Lukemeyer

Amazing Today, Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures, Philosophy, Society, Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

Words can unleash beauty or terror. The choice is ours.

Words have the power to encourage, inspire and heal. My staff and I have confirmed this from the last 25 years of our mothers contest. Words have tremendous influence when written, and even more so when spoken. Words can forever transform us. We never forget beautiful words that are spoken to us. It is also… Continue reading Words can unleash beauty or terror. The choice is ours.

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Life Adventures, Philosophy

Love for the Whole Cosmos

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This… Continue reading Love for the Whole Cosmos

Life Adventures, Philosophy

If there is anything real…

If there is anything real in this world, I’m convinced it is a universal power called love. Whether it is born from our hearts or from a Master Diamond Cutter, I have seen it cross every border of culture and religion. I have heard thousands of kids from every socio-economic background recite their poetic expressions to their moms.  When words are written, thoughts and feelings are reinforced; when words come forth from the lips, they become real.

Excerpt from
Adopted Like Me- Chosen to Search for Truth, Identity, and a Birthmother
by Michael C. Watson