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A fr iend recently sent me this wo nderful message, and given the recent challenges of some of our VBB friends, I thought it would be appropriate to share it here . I d on't know who the speaker was,
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The $20 bill

posted at 1/7/2013 10:21 PM EST
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A friend recently sent me this wonderful message, and given the recent challenges of some of our VBB friends, I thought it would be appropriate to share it here. I don't know who the speaker was, but the idea is valuable.

  
A well-known speaker started off his seminar 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 may 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.

You are special-Don't EVER forget it.  Count your blessings, not your problems.
If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it. "

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 12:27 AM EST
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A fr iend recently sent me this wo nderful message, and given the recent challenges of some of our VBB friends, I thought it would be appropriate to share it here . I d on't know who the speaker was, but the idea is valuable.    A well-known speaker started off his seminar 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 may 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. You are special-Don't EVER forget it.   Count your blessings, not your problems. If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it. "
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Thank You for this insightful story! This comes at a good time for me.God and my honey are steering me in all the right directions.:) My son was accepted into the Nursing program this Fall.I'm so very proud of him and I know his Dad is smiling down on him!

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 1:35 AM EST
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Verlee, Thank you very much for this one. It is awesome.

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posted at 1/8/2013 8:53 AM EST
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Thanks for the gteat message, one we all need to hear.

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posted at 1/8/2013 8:54 AM EST
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 it looks very cool.

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 1:21 PM EST
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(is this second post - oh, well - I can delete)  
Thank you -- a great inspirational message that I've passed onto other friends

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 1:47 PM EST
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What an inspiration this story has been for me!  I hope everyone who visits this site will read it and take it to heart.  Thanks for posting it Verlee!!

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 2:06 PM EST
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is it a joke

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/8/2013 2:39 PM EST
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WHAT AN AWESOME STORY! 

I passed it on to my friend too.

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/16/2013 12:04 PM EST
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What a great story I am emailing it to all my friends.

Re: The $20 bill

posted at 1/16/2013 2:59 PM EST
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Awesome messge!!  Thanks Verlee!

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posted at 1/16/2013 3:04 PM EST
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Thanks.  Sometimes I think we need to be reminded of things like this.

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