Thursday, September 18, 2008

Received via email - $20 bill

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.

10 comments:

The CEO said...

So you got $20 by e mail. Can I get $20 too?

NoRegrets said...

Sure, I'll forward you the email.
har...

laura b. said...

That is a nice message to be reminded of, thanks!

Churlita said...

it's always so hard to remember that when you're feeling like crap about yourself, isn't it?

evilesb138 said...

it probably would not been as effective had it been a sandwich

good motivational lesson there

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Cosigning on this!! Great message.

-OG

Glamourpuss said...

Ah, I read that at just the right time - thank you.

Puss

Tera said...

I was in a seminar once where that exercise was done...I did appreciate that lesson.

heather said...

print it and put in on your bathroom mirror. read it everyday and know that i second the speaker. :)

NoRegrets said...

Glad it was helpful/useful to y'all...