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Monday, March 2, 2009

$20.00

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

I post this to those who have proven themselves as true. I will be away for a bit longer. I hope no one was concerned. What a busy time this has been, and once and a while something has to be slack to make up for the rest. Unfortunately, my blog is the slack for now. I will be back full strength soon...so be ready. In the mean time...if you have questions...leave them...I already proved I will answer them! lol

43 comments:

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful post! Just the message we needed!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Darla said...

In response to your comment on my blog about commenting protocol...
What the hell is normal? LOL
Glad you found a minute for such a great post. Can't wait until you can blog more regular, but I will.
I have been blogging for only 7 months and have found more great people to chat with than the town I was born in and still live in.

momstheword said...

Great post! I assume you are working your little fingers to the bone with all your gardening. That's what I should be doing. Miss you and see you soon!

Helen said...

I'm here and I'm not leaving ...

momstheword said...

I am proud of you! You human dynamo you! I had to read your comment twice because I read it wrong. I though you were talking about "hills" and figured you meant hills of clutter, but didn't get the "ADD" part so thought you meant addition and nothing made sense at first. Aren't I silly?

Tamara said...

Loved your post! So so true. Sorry about your weather :(

Jill said...

Great message... keep sending good messages across blogland we all need them!!!!!!!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great post Tootsie! ☺♥☺

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful post, Tootsie!

Dawnie said...

great post and so true! cant wait to see you back.

Picket said...

Morning Toots! Fantastic post...loved it! You take care sweetie....I was just thinking of you and wanted to come by & say even though I don't get around as often as I'd like to...I always think of you...love ya girl♥

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Just stopping in for a quick Good morning to ya before we head off to our Chat and Coffee-

You've been on my heart and in my prayers!

blessngs
mary

Betty said...

Great post Tootsie!

marty39 said...

Oh what a beautiful post. I think we all need this reminder once in a while. Hugs Marty

prairiedog said...

Hi Tootsie,I have not been able to blog much either.Sometimes a person can't fit everything the want to in the day.I look at my blog as a FUN part of my day.The day I feel that it's a job and that I'm obligated to do so many posts per week or comments is the day I will shut it down.I just want to have fun~! I loved this post,it's a good reminder and so true.
Take care,see you when you are free,
Cyndi

cindy said...

Hi Tootsie! Thanks for the inspirational post! Hope all is well...take care ~Cindy~

xinex said...

A valuable lesson we should always keep in mind!...Christine

Lynette said...

What a nice post Tootsie - thanks for reminding us of something that often gets forgotten!

Hope you're well.

Bo said...

Hi Tootsie...thanks for the nice story & reminder...Do what you've gotta do & hop back when you can!
;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Hi Tootsie, I loved the explanation of the crumpled $20 bill. Thanks for an uplifting story--I'd never heard that before, and it helps me understand a bit what we human creatures mean to the heart of God, who made us in His image.
Love, Fieldstone/Pam

Chrissy said...

Oh I am ready!!! Great post btw, a lesson in that for us all...hurry back!!

Chrissy said...

Oh I am ready!!! Great post btw, a lesson in that for us all...hurry back!!

Judi said...

Hi Tootsie
Your post is oh so true and we must not forget it...and thank you for giving us that food for thought! *hugs*
Ok...we'll wait while you go about doing your thing...and then we know you'll come back full swing..*lol*..

Hope your weather turns more springlike..its been cold here about -17 last night and down to -12C tonight...but going up tomorrow and Thursday and by the weekend we'll be up to 10C. wo wowooo...

keep well and talk soon
Judi

Lisa (aka) French said...

Right now I feel like the dirt over the bill.....but this too shall pass right?????????? Hugs French;( xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This post touched me. Thank you so much. laurie

salmagundi said...

We miss our regular 'Tootsie' posts, but know that life comes first. Take care of yourself and your adorable kids. Sally

Raxx - A day in the life said...

A wonderful message Tootsie!

LillyB said...

Sista this was a great post!!!
Love Lilly

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for posting that. i have never seen it.

It is so true and I definately need to be reminded of this.

Count your blessings, not your problems

Lori said...

That was a beautiful post. I will be here when you return...

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Tootsie! I am so glad you found me! Don't know what lead me to RMS but I am so glad I did because it opened up this wonderful world for me! And Oh MY Gosh!!! That garden is beyond beautiful! It looks like heaven on earth! You must be green all over!! I always start every year with such great expectations and then by the end of June it's so hot here everything just looks fried no matter how I try to keep things watered. I think my problem is fertilizing...I'm sorry to admit I don't do this like I should! I am definitely going to be looking for tips! You should be in garden magazines! God Bless! Lauralu :)

janet said...

What a beautiful post tootsie. Take care and see you soon, you will be missed
hugs
janet

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Hope your blogging break is one of peace and rejuvenation.

Tamara Jansen said...

Hey, you gotta get out more.....too bad you couldn't give a guess. I will be in EDMONTON on the 24th of March to do a seminar. Wanna meet me at West Edmonton mall for a bit of shopping?

Anyway, my game is still ongoing because I had ANOTHER lay over. Can you guess where that was?

Rue said...

Good morning Tootsie :)

Don't feel bad about living your life! Have you noticed how long it takes for me to get over here?? LOL Something has to give and unfortunately it's my visiting.

I love that story and it's very true :)

hugs,
rue

Jessica said...

Just wantd to say hi, I miss you and love you my dearest friend. I'm snding the genius on a trip to California this weekend. I hope she has the time of her life.

Miss you ( again )

♥ J

~♥~ Monica S said...

Bautiful Tootsie! Just beautiful!
So are yoU!

I have something for you!

Monica

lvroftiques said...

Awwww what a sweet lesson! And so true! I'm gonna keep that in my back pocket for when I'm having one ot "THOSE" days. Vanna

Sweetie said...

This is a wonderful post. The strange thing is that some time ago, my husband taped a note to the computer. The note says, "If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it."
Sweeetie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi! Our preacher used this same illustration in revival a few nights ago! Great one, isn't it? Thanks for sharing it! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I could have sworn I checked your blog yesterday morning and there was no update. Now I see you posted this FOUR days ago? Egads, sorry Glenda!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope things are looking up a bit for you. I miss you!

Justine :o )

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

That was a beautiful post and so true. It's good to be reminded though. I wanted to come by and welcome you ...thanks for following my blog. Now don't be a stranger.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I love this post! We need lots more like them!

Thanks so much for visiting.....your page is lovely! I'm adding you to my subscription list!

LaurieAnna