Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bridge over troubled water

I was scrabbling around in one of my "Autie" web rooms and came across this, thought I'd share.

Sometimes we just need to be

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

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

'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

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

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,


You are special- Don't EVER forget

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

'And remember: amateurs built the
ark ...

professionals built the Titanic.

If God brings you to it - He will
bring you through it.


Liz said...

Thanks darlin I needed that today! First day back to the job after the big trip. Will try to post soon. Do miss you though. Perhaps we could get your S.B. the fish ala Julia??

j/k. xoxo

fiona said...

Miss you too. I think fish ala Julia sounds great! Just tell me when and i'll get SB on to it.
xoxo back for you