_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: The $20 Bill lesson

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The $20 Bill lesson

I was "wandering" around the net looking for something to make a friend feel better about herself and how, no matter what, she was "worth" it.  I happened upon this story and knew it was too good to keep hidden.  If you want to see even more of the great quotes and stories I found, inspireme.net would be a good place to start.

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 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. 

Moral Of the Story
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.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Excellent post, thank you for sharing.