Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Who and Whose We Are

A friend email me the following article a few days ago but I was too busy to read any non-work related emails. However, when I decided to read it a while ago I seem to have found back my soul.... hope you do too.

$20 Bill

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." 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 can bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.

Amateurs built the ark .. professionals built the Titanic. If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

Yes, I am valuable to those who love me, despite my short comings. Thank God! :)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Smiling Face

Sometimes I feel so sad and down;
In the mirror I see my frown.
When I see the picture drawn for me;
A smiling face is what I see.
I wish this artist all the best.
May all his doing stand the test.

- Bee

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