Friday, August 12, 2005



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 the $20 dollar bill up. 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

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 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. If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the
hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it can bring. Count your
blessings, not your problems. Never be afraid to try something new.

And remember.....
Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.


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