Reflections from Christina Rhys
YOU are Special
Who Is Christina Rhys?
The Price We Pay For Freedom
Adrift On An Ocean Of Loneliness
The Old Weathered Barn
Forever Young
Poems written by an Anonymous but Precious Friend
Who I Am
Plain Faces
A Story In Waiting
When I Say I Am A Christian
The Room
YOU Say.............
I Want To Know
A Woman Is.....................
The Nature of A Heart
I'm Special
In Praise Of Older Women
A Beautiful Woman
In God's Eyes
Inner Beauty
What A Marriage Should Be
My Heart
My Heart On The Line
What Is A Vet?
Our Founding Fathers
A New Bill Of Rights
What is emotional/verbal abuse?
Are You Being Emotionally/Verbally Abused?
Frequently Asked Questions About Verbal Abuse
Speak Out Against Verbal Abuse
Watch Your Words
Forging Self Confidence
Cultivating Self Esteem
Strengthen Your Self Confidence
10 Tips to Increase Your Confidence
Jan Sporri's Tips to Bolster your Self Esteem
YOU are Special
Don't Compromise Yourself
When You Ridicule Me
Safety Tips For Women


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 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, 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 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 that. 

And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Accept yourself as being unique and wonderful.

Always remember that you are your own best friend.