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Monday, July 20, 2009

Motivational Monday - Twenty Dollar Bill

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 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 in God's eyes.

To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.

THOUGHT: The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we are but by WHOSE we are! We never lose our worth!


Cherie said...

That was awesome! Great message and a real pick me up today!!

Thanks Sondra - Always love your Motivational Monday.

The Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful thought! Thanks for sharing that message.

Small House said...

OH, I just love this. I can think of about 5 women right now I would like to share this with. Maybe possibly I'll include it in a RS lesson.

I get so inspired by your blog. Thank you so much

Rhonda said...

What a great message. I really needed to hear this today

Connie said...

That was a great thought. I look forward to visiting your blog on Mondays!

Shanna said...

I enjoy reading your blog; you have so much energy! What a great story. Thanks for sharing.


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