Author Topic: You are priceless  (Read 892 times)

Gabzmom

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You are priceless
« on: June 01, 2015, 11:50:33 PM »
I have been feeling a little anxious, scared, and frightened - by what?  And I am letting someone's words make me feel about two inches tall.  I know they are just words and that I am so much better than how this person makes me feel.  I used to have so much vim and vigor and I don't know that I have it in me to "prove" them wrong. 

What's so strange, is I ran across this tonight and it's a good reminder.  We are priceless.  We are loved. 

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 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 note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" 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, you 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 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 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...!!

"I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry." ~Cat Stevens

BrokenHeart2

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Re: You are priceless
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 12:46:28 AM »
Thanks for this new perspective GM. That was a good one!
I don't want it to be his legacy that his death destroyed me.
I need to honour his life by rebuilding my life.

lcoxwell

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Re: You are priceless
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 09:17:49 PM »
I had heard this once before, but it has been a while. Thank you for sharing, and for the reminder that each of us has value.
"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

Thank you, my dearest Kenneth, for loving me and for giving me the best 13 years of my life.