“A poor woman rummaged the back shelves of a rundown country store searching for something she could use as a paperweight. After finding a beautiful piece of burl wood, she approached the owner and asked its price.
“Let me see”, the owner replied, placing the piece of wood on the counter. “Well, it’s nearly a pound. I guess that will be a dollar.”
When the woman handed him the dollar, the owner said, “Isn’t it funny – that small piece of wood is only worth a dollar. But just think, if you carved it into a chess piece that worthless piece of wood would be worth ten times as much! As a matter of fact,” he added, “If that same piece of wood were made into a carved jewellery box, its value would increase another tenfold.”
But most important, he said, if you took this piece of wood and created a holy cross, the type used by a minister of a church, why ma’am, your worthless paperweight would indeed be priceless.” Continue reading You Have Tremendous Value