Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Twenty Dollar Bill

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 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,

You are special
Don't EVER forget it

you may never know the lives it (this lesson) 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.


  1. hey steve. good to hear from you again. hope you're feeling like $20. or more.

  2. Welcome back. Keep the blog going any way you see fit. I'll be reading.

  3. Glad to see you back! Hopefully things for you and the Cubs are on the upswing.

  4. Thanks guys ! . . . life does go on !