You are special

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by minkanyrose, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. minkanyrose

    minkanyrose New Member

    > > Sometimes we just need
    > > to be reminded
    > >
    > > 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 do llar 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 liv es,
    > >
    > > 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.
    > >
    > > You are special-
    > > Don't EVER forget it."
  2. Cinlou

    Cinlou New Member

    Minkanyrose,
    Thank you for sharing this...beautiful!
    Cindy
  3. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Thank you Minkanyrose

    That was a lovely story. Yes we do need to remember and it was sweet of you to share that with us!

    hugs Marion (Redwillow)
  4. caperkat

    caperkat New Member

    I've heard this one before and I'm so glad you shared it. Thank you. It is something to remember when we feel down & trampled. Not only do we stay as valuable as ever, we grow in knowledge and experience.

    kat