A carat is the unit of measure used for sizing a diamond. The greater the size the greater the carat, the more valuable is the piece of diamond. My mother, my diamond cutter, my mentor, taught us that there are other valuable things in life that diamonds cannot buy. She taught us that we must love one another, in spite of our flaws; we should learn how to forgive and we should have faith in God. She told us if we continue to live these life lessons, we will become valuable to others.