Stories of Kindness from Around the World

$20 Miracle

--by warmth, posted Jun 9, 2008

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."
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Readers Comments

PASTOR THADDEUS UBA AUSTIN wrote: Let us maintain our integrity, despite the crumble, abusive languages we are to see when we are been squeezed by the challenges of life. Because sooner or later it shall be over.
KIMJ wrote: I think this was very nice and it does show a prime example of how life and others make us feel, but we do have to know that we are better then that because the best of the best loves us most. God
dette wrote: Great story. Thanks for sharing
Sian wrote: What if he had wiped his a$$ with it? How many hands then? Are there some things in life we go through that, while still maintaining our inherent value, significantly decrease our desirability.
ceasons wrote: Thank you
Rebecca wrote: Beautiful reminder!
helpinghand wrote: This post has really touched my heart. I was little sad and upset. Your post made me smile.I am missing your sweet thoughts and quotes.Pl post regularly.
God Bless You.
Nickgrand wrote: Thank you for shearing!! God bless!
JuneBug wrote: Heard this before, but how quickly we forget! Thank you for the reminder!
sibby wrote: This is something I needed reminding of. I am forever greatful to you for this story. Thank you

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