What Are You Worth?

image of a twenty 20 dollar billThere’s a short story making it’s way around the internet. There’s a good message in there. If you haven’t read this before, take a moment to read it now. It goes like this…

A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of two hundred, 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?” With that 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’ve 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 twenty dollars. 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 may 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. You are special. Don’t ever forget it.”

If you do not pass this on, you may never know the lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to, or the hope that it may bring. Count your blessings, not your problems.

What are you worth? You’re priceless.

 

Originally published in JoinMeForSuccess.com

 

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