Our Lives In Money

A Short Story
Our Lives In Money

By Author Unknown (thanks to Mary Jo for sending)

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 the $20 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, we have all learned a very valuable lesson", he said, "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.... and especially to those who love you.


The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE.

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


Food For Thought, Inspirational Quotes:


"Man is what he believes." Anton Chekhov

"It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it." Wally Amos

"Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture." Frank Gifford

"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible." Richard M. DeVos

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." Les Brown

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." Author Unknown

"Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind." John C. Lilly "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory." Norman Vincent Peale

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." Michael Jordan

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable." Wendy Wasserstein

"You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go."
Dr. Seuss



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