Thursday, March 26, 2009

20$ bill

This is not something I wrote but something I read a while ago and wanted to share because at work today, we were lucky enough to sit down with a counselor. We were able to ask all the questions we wanted to help ourselves or others around us. What was great about today as well is that she was the same counselor I went to see when I was at the lowest point in my life. Talking to her made me remember how I felt at that time and I remember reading the 20$ bill story. It helped me realize that I was somebody strong even though I was crumbled. So if you feel like you had a bad day, pick yourself up and remind yourself you are worth so much. 

Here's the story:
A well known 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, you 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 or 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. 

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