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 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” 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 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 love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.
You are special - don’t ever forget it.”
Bawww damn you Anna this made me all teary eyed.
So I heard about this story at a Zumbathon I attended this weekend. To my understanding, a 3 year old was bit by a pit bull and needs facial reconstruction surgery. The community however isn’t doing a very good job at helping because the mother and father of the child have a lot of tattoos.
All I could think when I heard this was - Tumblr wouldn’t stand for that.
Here is the link to the news story and to the fundraising site, please signal boost :)
assss soon as I saw those tattoos I knew they were gonna have trouble :(
That makes no fucking sense…
Sorry for my language, but what does them having tattoos have to do with anything? Why, in this day and age, are tattoos still taboo? Tattoos have been a part of many cultures for hundreds of years. They’re done to commemorate people, memories, beautiful things, religion, to hide scars, show the coming of age, and to show love. Not all tattoos are evil or satanic. This subject has always baffled me, but, like everything, if one person has done something bad while having tattoos, that makes everyone with tattoos bad as well. (Guess I’m evil too, then.)
And even if their tattoos are “evil” (though I doubt they are) why does it matter? What does them having tattoos have to do with their child? Obviously they care about their daughter. You can see concern all over their faces. And, even if you don’t want to help them because of their tattoos, then help their daughter! She doesn’t have any!
For fucks sake, she’s a child! How cruel can some people be?
Again, sorry for my language, but this is just heartless. Next paycheck I’m sending in a donation. There are 27 days left to donate, guys. They’re almost at their goal! Just $5,000 more. Come on Tumblr! We can do this. C: Let’s help these guys out.
Why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger: The Chinese give a beautiful explanation to this. The thumb represents your parents. The index finger represents your siblings. The middle finger represents yourself. The ring finger represents your life partner. The little finger/pinky represents your children. Hold your hands together like the picture. Join your middle fingers back-to-back, and the remaining fingers tip-to-tip. Now, try to separate your thumbs. They will separate because your parents are not destined to live with you forever. Rejoin your thumbs and separate your index fingers. They will separate because your siblings will have their own families and lead their own lives. Rejoin your index fingers and separate your little fingers/pinkies. They will separate because your children will grow up, get married, and settle down. Rejoin your little fingers/pinkies and try to separate your ring finger. They will not be able to separate because your life partner is meant to be with you throughout your entire life, through thick and thin.
I tried harder to separate them and I only ended up hurting my middle fingers, in other words, “mysel-
But… I can do it…. >_>
Sticking with the horses, a ‘69 Ford Mustang 428 Super Cobra Jet Mach I