Friday, December 23, 2011

A valuable lesson.

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?" 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. You are special - don't EVER forget it.”

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches. Count your blessings, not your problems.

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I’ll take this opportunity to convey my Season’s Greetings to my blog visitors; I wish you a merry Christmas; a happy New Year, but most of all good health. Take care and drive safely.  For some interesting reading over this festive season re-visit the following titles below. If for some reason these links won’t open for you copy and paste the respective titles into Google.  - Werner
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1. Your Microwave’s Dark Side.
2. The pineapple is more than just a luscious sweet delight.
3. The Amazing Cucumber.
4. Australia’s Water Fluoridation Disgrace.
5. I was subjected to a "gas attack” in World War 2.
6.Democracy is dead in Australia, replaced by totalitarianism.
7.An open letter to Gillard & Abbott, from an Australian Grandmother.
8. A “blooming” healthy cup of tea.
9. Crocodiles in our kitchen.
10.Muslims and Multiculturalism not a happy mix in some countries.
11.China’s toxic industrial waste is disposed of through Australia’s drinking water.
12. Fighting cancer, are there alternatives to chemotherapy?
13. Who is the world's biggest polluter on this planet?
14. The less known health benefits of the humble radish.
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My thought for today. - Werner
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! - Marvin Phillips
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1 comment:

Char Paul said...

This is a great example of personal value~ thanks for sharing it.