A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a new, crisp, clean twenty dollar bill. To the room of 200, he asked, “Who among you would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started shooting up and waving.
He then said, “I’m going to give this $20 bill to one of you, but first, let me do this.” ..... He crumpled the $20 dollar bill into a small, tight ball. Then he asked, “Who still wants the bill?” ....... Still the hands were up, waving even more excitedly.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” and he dropped it to the floor and ground it into the carpet with the heel of his shoe.
Then he picked it up, crumpled and dirty, and asked, “Now who still wants it?”
Still hands waved, with a few excited souls some standing to be more obvious, some shouting “Me, me, I would.”
“My friends, you’ve all learned a very valuable lesson. You see, no matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it hadn’t decrease in value, simply because of all the abuse I gave it. You all knew it was still worth $20.”
“Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by people we deal with, the decisions we make, and the circumstances that come our way. So often, we feel as though we’re worthless.”
But it’s important to remember that no matter what has happened or will happen, you’ll never lose your value. To those who love you, you are priceless.
The worth of our lives comes not in what we do, or who we know, or what we own, or the size of our Bank Balance; but by who we are, who we’re becoming, who we love, and how we love.
...... and thats worth thinking about :)