You Are Special

@emisle (3823)
Ireland
March 7, 2007 11:35am CST
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $100 bill in the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $100 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. You are special - Don't ever forget it!
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Hmmm... what if he had put the $20 bill on the floor, then proceeded to pee on it? I'm getting there would be fewer hands going up, but maybe that's just me. ;-)
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
8 Mar 07
lol!..ah sure if you stuck on a pair of gloves you'd be grand..:)
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
Idlewild, I think there will be people who will never bother whether the speaker pee on the money and just pick it up and they can always wash and use it cos for a needy person, a $20 note is really big for them and no matter what you did on the note ,the value is still there.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
8 Mar 07
That's true. Some people need every penny they can get..:(
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
A very nice article,very encouraging. Everyone is Special in their own way. Thanks emisle for sharing with us this nice article, I will share it with my friends other than those from MyLot.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
8 Mar 07
I'm happy to oblige..:)
• United States
8 Mar 07
What a great way to look at yourself, thanks