What is your worth?
There’s a story about a well known public speaker who offered a $20 bill to a large crowd. “Who wants this $20 bill?”
Most of the seminar attendees raised their hand, expressing excitedly that they would want it.
“In a moment, I am going to give this twenty dollar bill to one of you – but first, let me do this.”
The man crumpled the $20 dollar bill and asked: “Who still wants this bill?” Hands remained up in the air.
“But wait...,” he replied, “what if I do this?” The man dropped the $20 dollar bill on the ground and stumped it with his shoe.
He offered it to the crowd again, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?“
Still the hands went into the air.
He proceeded to give the $20 dollar note to someone in the audience, and then said:
“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 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, but by Who We Are and Whose We Are.
You are special – Don’t Ever forget it.”