I wanted to share this with all of you. A little humor, but a good message!
A speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 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 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 all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, here is 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 life, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt either by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. When we are tempted to feel worthless or “less valuable”
we need to remember … no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Each of us is a one of a kind masterpiece!
Janie, you are so right! I know we have all felt defeated, crumpled, and worthless. I think we all have the guts and spirit, to see us through. I have always believed that what doesn't kill me, makes me stronger. I look at the life I have since my kidney transplant as a total gift from God. I love this website, because I feel that the reason we are still here, is to share our experience with people going through the same thing. I am so grateful that I have been given this time to welcome and get to know my five grandkids. (All born within the last four years! Life is good!
Thank you for sharing :)
A simple truth ... we should remind ourselves often.