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The Value of You

Monday, June 24, 2013

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 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 the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.

“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” 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, you 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 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 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. (Author unknown)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 6/26/2013 10:32PM

    That is really beautiful about the $20 bill ............ Sometimes we need to remember when we get a crinkle or wrinkle here and there .............. emoticon

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IMAVISION 6/25/2013 11:11AM

    Super truths for us all to hang onto!

God bless!

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NELLJONES 6/25/2013 8:00AM

    Mr. Rogers used to say that to all the kids on every show.

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LGAR519 6/25/2013 7:14AM

    Thanks! I really needed this!

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FLEMIDG 6/25/2013 12:08AM

    I loved your blog. Sometimes it's hard to remember that we matter. Thanks so much for sharing.

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JEANNE229 6/24/2013 9:18PM

    What a terrific object we can all learn from.

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GWTRIKER 6/24/2013 9:08PM

    Wonderful advice--thanks for sharing.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/24/2013 8:39PM

    Wow, I like that.

I'm feeling crumpled and ground into the dirt right about now so I logged on to SP to keep me from hitting the snacks. This was the first blog I read and I feel better now.


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BIGPAWSUP 6/24/2013 8:09PM

    Awesome! That is really great.

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FELINEBETTER 6/24/2013 7:55PM

    Wow! emoticon blog!!!!!

Very, very inspiring! I hope you realize your value too!

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    Great blog! Priceless message. emoticon
The $20 bill story provided a great word picture that really got the point across. I'll remember it.

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WILDKAT781 6/24/2013 5:48PM

    loved it!!!! thanks for sharing!


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1CRAZYDOG 6/24/2013 4:59PM

    what a wonderful blog! HUGS for sharing.

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LADYBIRD82 6/24/2013 4:26PM

    emoticon emoticon Loved the blog. And all the other little quotes that followed. emoticon Thanks for making me smile.

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