Dirty or Clean, Crumpled or Finely Creased, You Are Still Priceless

The Twenty Dollar BillA well-known speaker started off his seminar 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 may 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.” 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 may bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.

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Poetry of the Day 04May 2014 – Living With Integrity

 

Speak The Truth

Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” 
 Barbara De Angelis

 

"You never lose by loving. You always los...

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” -Barbara de Angelis (Photo credit: QuotesEverlasting)

Hemingway Quote of the Day 06APR 2014 ~ Trust

Ernest Hemingway

Cover of Ernest Hemingway

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them”

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's house- Key West, FL

Ernest Hemingway’s house- Key West, FL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mindful Quote of the Day 27MAR 2014 ~ Groundlessness

Ani Pema Chödrön

Ani Pema Chödrön (Photo credit: albill)

Underneath our ordinary lives, underneath all the talking we do, all the moving we do, all the thoughts in our minds, there’s a fundamental groundlessness. It’s there bubbling along all the time. We experience it as restlessness and edginess. We experience it as fear. It motivates passion, aggression, ignorance, jealousy, and pride, but we never get down to the essence of it. – Pema Chodron

"Even if we're alone, our yawns and farts...

“Even if we’re alone, our yawns and farts communicate.” – Pema Chödrön #Buddhist #LOL #Books #Text (Photo credit: Logan Donahoo)

Quote of the Day 08 March 2014 – New Religion

English: American poet Arthur Guiterman (1871-...

English: American poet Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.
Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.
Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.
New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion–godless.”

Arthur Guiterman

Anonymous Quote of the Day 01Mar 2014

  • Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.

    English: A logo for the Quote of the Day on Si...

    English: A logo for the Quote of the Day on Simple English Wikiquote (but may be used elsewhere). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anonymous Quote of the Day – 26 Feb 2014

English: A logo for the Quote of the Day on Si...

English: A logo for the Quote of the Day on Simple English Wikiquote (but may be used elsewhere). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Since light travels faster than sound, isn’t that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?”

Anonymous Quote de la Dia – Closed Minds

Passionate Minds

Passionate Minds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At least those with closed minds never have to worry about their brains gathering dust

Bad joke of the Day

An NSA guy walks into a bar. Bartender says, “want to hear a great joke?” NSA guy says, “heard it.”

National Security Agency Seal

National Security Agency Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Poetry of the Day 04 February 2014 – Road Not Taken

 

A U.S stamp with the picture of the poet Rober...

A U.S stamp with the picture of the poet Robert Frost. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Road Not Taken

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.