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A valuable illustration

Monday, February 25, 2013

A well-known speaker started off his seminar 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 may 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."


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARIDIAN1 2/27/2013 4:43PM

    Great example. Some would dive into mud for a $20 bill.

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JOYFULSONG45 2/26/2013 8:17PM

    Thanks for Sharing

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TORTISE110 2/26/2013 6:08AM

    What a metaphor! I will remember it. Thank you for the post.

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SYDLETZIII 2/25/2013 11:14PM

    This was so good I had to copy it so I can teach it to my students.

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WALLAHALLA 2/25/2013 11:00PM

    lovely...thanks for posting

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TWILAQ1 2/25/2013 9:39PM

    A good lesson. Thank you for sharing it.

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MSLZZY 2/25/2013 9:27PM

    And you are special for sharing this! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/25/2013 7:48PM

    That is awesome! Thanks.

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