Silver Lining

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The story of the $20 bill


We all have our ups and down. Sometimes we feel like we are only having downs. During these times we feel like we aren’t worth it… we are worthless. But that is NOT TRUE. We are worth the same the same as were in the beginning. We are all worth it… and even if you do feel down… just remember: “We need to have the downs in our lives to appreciate the ups” 🙂

Now… here is “The story of the $20 bill

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.


Author: silverlining

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5 thoughts on “The story of the $20 bill

  1. XD Before I read I thought it was going to be about Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill.

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  2. This is such a amazing story! Thank you for sharing =)

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