Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Just in case you needed reminding...

In most everyone's life....they feel down at one time or another.  I don't today, but I got this in email and wanted to share it...just in case somebody might need reminding.... 

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by
holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked,
"Who would like this $20 bill?"
Hands started going up.
He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you
but first, let me do this.
He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.
He then asked, "Who still wants it?"
Still the hands were up in the air.
Well, he replied, "What if I do this?"
And he dropped it on the ground
and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.
"Now, who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.
My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it
because it did not decrease in value.
It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives,
we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt
by the decisions we make and
the circumstances that come our way.
We feel as though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or
what will happen, you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know,
but by WHO WE ARE.
You are special- Don't EVER forget it."

14 comments:

  1. YUP I NEED IT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful lesson, and one I could use today...

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  3. I liked this very good
    Donna In TEXAS

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  4. You know, I needed that....thanks for sharing! ;o)

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  5. Excellent!!
    Lisa

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  6. I love that story, it is so true...........Jules xxxxxxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  7. Beautiful entry...thanks!

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  8. "Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
    you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you."

    This line is the best!  Thanks for the reminder!
    Hugs and love,
    Lisa

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  9. That's just the ticket for this Season! Thanx, rich

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  10. How nice a story.., and very refreshing..thanks for sharing!

    Robyn :)

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  11. Oh, I really needed that today!  Thanks so much!
    Lori

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  12. Thanks for that, cutie!  I currently feel like I'm somewhere between "crumpled" and "dropped on the ground".  But I still have value.

    Bear Hugz,
    Russ

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  13. I feel like a brand new 20 dollar bill now!  Thanks Amy!
    http://journals.aol.com/chrisuab/noseriously

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  14. Well Amy, I am late getting to it, sorry.  So far behind, but even now in January, it is very inspiring.  Thanks!~  Especially in light of the fact the newer vehicle jest blew a head gasket.  I tell ya, when it rains it pours.  I needed that!  Thanks again.

    Suse
    http://journals.aol.com/rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle/

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