Thursday, August 19, 2010


I think that we've all felt a little worthless at times in our lives. What we need to realize is that those times are what makes us better for what's still to come. A very good friend of mine seems to be a great source for stories like this. So I have to say thanks again to Jack for submitting this. I hope that it speaks to you as it has me.......

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 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 love you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE.

You are special - Don't EVER forget it. You may never know the lives you touch the hurting hearts you affect, or the hope that you can bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.


Jabacue said...

Great one Stew! It's so easy to take the negative road and drown on our problems, isn't it?
A good mantra to begin the day, 'Count my blessings.'

sophie said...

my glass is 1/2 full pretty much every day...that's what the guys tell me ;-)

AJ-OAKS said...

Negative uses too much energy.
Positive is the way to go.
No matter what life throws at you, make the best of it.