Imagine the journey a small pebble has made to finally rest in your palm. Formed under heat and pressure millions of years ago, breaking apart from a larger rock and rolling down the mountainside into a stream, tumbling into a river and washing out to sea where it is relentlessly battered by the waves and sand. Some time later we have a perfectly formed and satiny polished pebble. Would that life’s hard knocks smooth our jagged edges thus.