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    I received this as an email and it hit home, so I wanted to share it.

    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.

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    I received this as an email and it hit home, so I wanted to share it.

    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.

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    • #3
      Very nice cliche. Thanks for sharing with us. Makes one wonder about how living life to the fullest is, without knowing the 'true' value of friendships, relationships, etc.

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      • #4
        I too enjoyed it Thanks. Ive always been a firm believer that what I am is not what I do or how much I make,but how I treat the people I associate with .

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        • #5
          Thank you for sharing. I will have to show it to my wife, maybe she can learn something from it.

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          • #6
            thanks for sharing. I'm a high school teacher, and that can make a great point with the kids. great message for all of us.

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            • #7
              Thanks for sharing - wonder if he would have got the same responses from billers of smaller denomination

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              • #8
                quote:
                The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know,

                but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.

                Let us affirm and promote;
                "the inherent worth and dignity of every person".

                About the phrase, "whose we are"; I doubt that this should determine our worth. We have worth no matter whether or not anyone cares for us (emotionally) such as when we get old, alone and in a nursing home. It seems that our development of mature feelings of worth should be more inner directed than depending on the possible caprice of others.
                I visit a nursing home where some persons are never visited nor shown love or concern by relatives or friends.

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                • #9
                  Thanks.

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