Aloha Friday Message – December 11, 2009

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Twenty bucks

Sometimes we just need to be reminded!

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room were about 200 people. 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 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

Beloved, always remember:
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!!!

Thanks to DT for sending us this.

Today just do one small thing, for yourself or someone else, but do it with love. Think about what Randy Carlson says:

One thing done once is an experience.
One thing done twice has your attention.
One thing done often is a pursuit.
One thing done always is a habit.
From The Power of One Thing: How to Intentionally Change Your Life . Copyright © 2009 by Randy Carlson. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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