Friday, May 19, 2006

You Are Special!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a 20-dollar 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 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 crumpld 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. You are special -- don't EVER forget it."

This story was in a forward I received the other day. I liked it, even though it was passed around in forward form.

Thing I'm thankful for: $20 bills? :) I'm even more thankful for you special people!


Blogger Jacki said...

I like that Sara!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is ther no mention of your fanous uncle as seen at
te he he...

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops that's famous not fanous

6:29 PM  

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