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Thursday, May 7, 2009

You Are Important

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 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."

Count your blessings, not your problems.

"And remember: amateurs built the ark ....professionals built the Titanic.

It is what it is



Cygnus MacLlyr said...

This one spoke to me, my friend!

Thanks for the reminder...

The 'Remainder"... remains to be seen!! har!

Great job, Rod!!!


Rod said...

When I saw this I just had to post it. To often we get so caught up in the bad we fail to see the good.
Thanks for stopping by.


HermitJim said...

Good post, my friend. I especially like the part at the end "Amateurs built the Ark...professionals built the Titanic!". OUTSTANDING!

Rod said...

Yes I really like that saying it has a lot of meaning.
Thanks for stopping by.


Carol Ayers said...

Oh so true, Rod! Great post, thanks!

Rod said...

How you doing?
Yes it does make one think now.
Thanks for stopping by.


Lydia said...

That's beautiful Rod, and so true! Thanks for posting this.


Rod said...

Yes it is so true. People just need to realize it.
Thanks for stopping by.


blondie said...

Great Post Rod!
I may have to borrow it :)

js said...

I would like to say that... the need to feel special is the need of the ego. The ego wants you to feel special, in some way, so you can keep your individuality, your power, your greed, whatever it is that keeps you from feeling ONE will all apparent others!

So when you hear folks telling you that you are special (in seminars that you go to and so on) do ignore that advice. You are not special. You are ONE with the Divine! There is nothing special about that, it's just a fact that you do not recall. And the ego has you trapped in this world of egoity and specialness. It tries to keep you from the awareness of your Divine and True Nature by telling you that you are special and different from apparent others. Do not listen to the ego! Remember your ONEness. There is no shame in surrendering........ the ego!

js said...

What? No comment to that? Am sure. Truth like that stops everyone in their paths.