$20 Dollar Miracle

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 


but by  WHO 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.

And remember: amateurs built the ark ... 

professionals  built the Titanic. 

If God brings you  to it - He will bring you through it.