Monday, June 2, 2008

Meaningful Monday

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.'



mjgolch said...

I truely thank you for this reminder aout life.

mjgolch said...

Jo,thanks for stopping by at my new home,so far I'm happier with it than I was a blogger.
I love the sang as well but for the life of me I cannot remember who sang it or the title.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Jo said...

I will ask JD.... He has such a great memory for songs and their artist. It amazes me. I am lucky to be able to remember yesterday. I will get back to you when I find out.

Betty said...

Jo, thank you for your post for today. I had never heard this before, but we all need to be reminded that no matter what happens we never loose our worth to those who truly love us.

farmlady said...

Thanks for the lovely reminder,Jo.

farmlady said...

P.S. I left you a comment on the Feb. 22 post in your other blog, Childhood Stolen

Jeff B said...

An increadibly valuable reminder for us all. Thank you.

PEA said...

I loved this post, dear Jo, thank you for the reminder that we should never feel worthless and that our worth is priceless to those who love us. That little animation is so precious!! xoxo

MYSTI said...

wonderful post. :) thank you again for reminding us of the importance's of loving the soul, and not just the outer.