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WITandWISDOM(tm) - March 10, 2000
"I do not know which will be the destiny of each one of you; but one thing I know - the only ones among you who will be really happy will be those who have sought and found the way to serve." - Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
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. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
An item from The New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 1997, page 33, "Metropolitan Diary," by Ron Alexander:
An older friend, recently returned from her home town in North Carolina, says they've spruced up the churchyard cemetery since her last visit several years back. "Lots of new greenery," she said. "And families are together now."
"Together?" I asked, puzzled.
"Well, years ago they never much worried where they buried someone because everyone was a neighbor anyhow. They'd just dig a grave wherever it seemed to balance things. But they've redone it so people are with their children and grandchildren, instead of scattered."
"You mean they exhumed all those people and buried them?"
"Oh no," she said. "They just shifted the headstones. Everyone agrees it looks ever so much nicer."
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