Everyone Really Should Read This

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by kitai16, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. kitai16

    kitai16 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to pass this on, but I wasn't sure where to put it because it belongs in so many places. So I'll put it here:

    "$20.00

    Sometimes we just need to be
    reminded!
    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 and WHOSE WE ARE.

    You are special - Don't EVER forget it."
     
  2. danni

    danni Chat Buddy

    I remember reading this somewhere i dont remember where, but its true and thank you for showing this to us. :hug:
     
  3. <3 That was amazing dear. Thank you! :smile:
     
  4. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Thanks for posting that :)
     
  5. TwilightHours

    TwilightHours Active Member

    A nice story, but one could say that the harsh troubles of our lifes aren't analogous to a drop or a bit of dirt, but instead to ripping and burning; such damaging of "the goods" can indeed decrease value because it is in need of repair.
     
  6. RainbowChaser

    RainbowChaser Well-Known Member

    Good thing that a ripped £20 note is still worth £20 as long as you have both halves :smile:
     
  7. TwilightHours

    TwilightHours Active Member

    Indeed, but if you were offered a ripped and dirty 20, or a nice, new clean one, which would you take?
     
  8. bria

    bria Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting that story. It really was good to read, and probably one of the motivational stories that doesn't make me roll my eyes. I needed that today.
     
  9. Damian_H

    Damian_H Well-Known Member

    That post is beautiful. :) Thankyou for sharing it with us. :hug:
     
  10. asqy

    asqy Well-Known Member

    good post! definitely something i'll have to remember.

    i'd take both of them :unsure: