The rain drop from the sky:
If it is caught in the hands, it is pure enough for drinking.
If it falls in a gutter, its value drops so much that it can’t be used even for washing the feet.
If it falls on the hot surface, it perishes.
If it falls on the lotus leaf, it shines like a pearl and finally...
If it falls on the oyster, it becomes a pearl.
The drop is the same, but its existence & worth depend on with whom it associates.
From: Swami Vivekanand
Always be associated with good things...