Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What Are You Worth?


  What Are You Worth?   

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 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!

Please pass this simple message on. . .
you may never know the lives it can touch,
the hurting hearts it can speak to, or the hope that it can bring.

And remember, always
count your blessings, not your problems.

 If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.

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