Monday, December 29, 2008

You Are Special – Don't Ever Forget That

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 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 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" 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, 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 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 it."


Mom said...

Thank you.

Sometimes in a busy day of taking care of everybody else, it is easy to forget my own value.

bokjae said...

Thanks for the reminder re-our self-worth! A great way to start a New Year! Happy New Year to you!

Chan Chee Khiong said...

Wow. Very inspirational. I would love to attend that guy's seminar.

BTW, Happy New Year! May Year 2009 be a great year!

Jacqueline said...

Happy New Year. Thank you. I needed that.

Natural said...

i heard this story before. always liked it. thanks for the reminder.

Evan's Mom said...

Beautiful post, a great way to start a new year. Happy new year and thanks for sharing it.