8.01.2006

Drive By Posting

This is all I have for today!

It'll be a busy one here at work. I'll be thinking of you all, though!

Make it a great day!


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.

You are special - Don't EVER forget it."

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the

lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to,

or the hope that it can bring.

Count your blessings, not your problems.

And remember: amateurs built the ark ...

professionals built the Titanic.

14 comments:

LadyBug said...

Thanks for sharing that, CK. I think we all need a reminder like that now and then.

And, hon, you're worth a million to me.

Love and hugs to you, dear.

Nilbo said...

I'd pay $20 for you any day. And I mean it sincerely :)

Effie said...

thanks darlin' for the post!

Are you melting again today, this hottest day in history? Hmm?

I'm melting, that's for sure....

Nilbo's naughty!

Nilbo said...

What, naughty ...? I'm just agreeing with Kelli! Mind you, I'm talking $20 CDN ...

Circus Kelli said...

LadyB - Right back at you, darlin.

Nilbo - Is that US or Canadian?

Effie - Yeppers, another hot one today. It's supposed to cool off in a day or so... you stay cool, doll. Seriously.

Nilbo - Well, there you go. Ya cheapskate.

eclectic said...

I dunno, I think Bucky takes $2, US or CDN, so that's 10 times the going rate, Kel. Quite a compliment!

/winking at Nilbo

Effie said...

Hey Eclectic, I'm pretty sure she just upped her ante with the new hair dye and fancy toe polish--I'm pretty sure she jacked her price up to $2.50 or so....

Hey Kel, if it's any consolation, I think you're worth $20 US! At least!

Circus Kelli said...

Eclectic - Don't encourage him.

Effie - Wow, Effie! Thank you! *sticks tongue out at Nilbo*

Nilbo said...

Well, you never said anything about tongue. I'll go $25, but that's it.

Circus Kelli said...

Oh, I'm totally way more 'spensive than that, US or Canadian. Just ask Hubby.

Nilbo said...

OK, I'm off to Bucky's house. For about ten days. Don't wait up.

Doug said...

Oh, dear Sis, you are very special and will continue to be so as the years pass.

And remember, antiques become more valuable as they get older.

And wrinkles are hash marks of life.

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Nilbo's trying to give me Loonies.

Nilbo said...

I keep dropping them in the slot and they keep disappearing. And it takes soooo long before you hear them hit bottom.

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