While looking for positive affirmations on line I found this...

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Loving Abbey 2, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Loving Abbey 2

    Loving Abbey 2 Not really a Newbie

    A nice little story off the internet - author anonymous

    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 dollar bill up. 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, 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. We experience a great deal of shame and guilt about our past. 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. The worth of our lives come not in what we do or who we know but by who we are! You are special - Don't ever forget it! Count Your Blessings, not your problems!

    This made me cry, I thought others may find it helpful too....​
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Michelle-I really like this-thanks for sharing.
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member


    Someone sent me this in an email a couple weeks ago. Thanks for posting it here.

  4. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member

    I love that imagery.

    Maybe we could post affirmations here.

    We are all trying to learn new and healthier ways of understanding ourselves in the world.

    I will go and see what I can find.

  5. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Thank you very much! I heard that a long time ago...but had forgot it! It is wonderful! :beautifulthing::jumphappy::bravo:
  6. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Thanks for sharing this!!! I love it!!! WFEN