Food for thought ...

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I got this email a while back..ya'll may have already seen it.It was soooo true though..makes you really think about who/what is important to YOU :)

The Worth of Our Lives


This is good.Read and pass it along, and remember that reguardless of the shape you

are in, your worth in the eyes of those who love you will never diminish.


A well known speaker started his seminar by holding up a 20 dollar bill.In the room of

200 people, he asked, "Who would like this $20?". Hands across the room were raised.

He said " I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first let me do this." He proceeded

to crumple the bill, and then asked "Who still wants the bill? " Hands were all still raised.

Well, he replied what if I do this? He proceeded to drop the bill on the floor and stomp

on it with his shoe. He picked up the now crumpled, dirty bill. "Now who still wants it?"

Still all hands remained in the air. "My friends, you have just learned a valuable lesson.

No matter what I did to the money it retained it's value.Still worth $20."

Many times in our lives we are dropped, crumbled, and ground into the dirt by the

decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.And we feel as though we are

worthless. But no matter what happened, or will happen you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or crushed, you are still pricelss to those who love you.

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

You are special and don't ever forget it. Count your blessings...not your problems.


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Thanks MandyInMS, I posted this too, but I think we can all be reminded of this very thought on a regular basis. So I'm glad you thought it was worthy to be posted also:D


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LOL Brownie,so true..we all need reminding 'eh ?...I've been feeling a LOT like that wadded up,stomped on $20 lately..this made me feel a smidge better ,was thinking maybe it would make somebody else feel better too :)


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Believe me I'm feeling the very same way! And I'm glad you were thinking of others...which is hard to do when you're feeling stepped on. But no one or nothing can keep you down, but ourselves. I was just watching "Life or something like it". I love this movie, because of what it says, and even though I have seen it over and over again, I never tire of seeing it again:D

I hope your spirits lift and that the truth in this story allow you to see yourself as very valuable, and that you never stop living life to it's fullest:D

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