General Posts - non woodworking #1: You are special

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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 08-25-2007 02:32 PM 1285 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Something my sister emailed to me, and I thought it was worth passing on to my friends!.

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 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


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,


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.*

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Sometimes I forget!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 02:48 PM

and things always work out in the end—if it hasn’t worked out, it isn’t the end!
and .. the problems are often our blessings, we just have to work through them.

signed, “special me”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 02:55 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Well said!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 02:59 PM

Great way to start the day this fine Saturday morning. Thanks Lee and Debbie

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 08-25-2007 03:09 PM

Lee, you’re right. sometimes we can’t tell the blessings from the problems. all prayers are answered. It’s just that sometimes the answer is “No, I’ve got something better for you”. Like the little kid said’”God didn’t make no junk”.

By the way, do ya like yer bisqiuits with jam or lick?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 08-25-2007 03:10 PM

Thanks Lee! I sometimes feel crumpled and dirty. LOL!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#6 posted 08-25-2007 05:30 PM


Amen to that!

Here’s a similar quote right from the Good Book itself:

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romas 8:28

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 08-25-2007 07:11 PM

I am almost always rumpled and dirty! But now I feel special.

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Out to raise more dust from the load of internet Sapele I got from Dan Walter's eBay lumber source. Good stuff, Charlie Brown!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 08-25-2007 11:54 PM

I have read this before and I never cease to read it, when it comes back around. One of the hardest things I had to do in recovery was to learn to thank God for everything in our lives, weather we believe its good or bad. Because he has a reason why he does things, it’s not our job to ask why, just say thank you Lord, may I have another. There’s a reason, I know this all to be true, it has happened in my life many times. Thank you Lord may I have another. GB all jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 08-26-2007 03:20 AM

I’ve found that to be the most valuable sentiment in my life. My favorite movie of all time is “It’s a Wonderful Life” .

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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