Yesterday, I cleaned out a few boxes and found some old diaries of mine. I spent a few minutes leafing through and came across a story I'd like to share with you today. It’s something that touched me and I hope it does the same for you...
A motivational speaker liked to begin his presentation by holding up a $20 bill and asking, "Who in this room would like this crisp, new $20 bill?"
Of course, every hand in the room would shoot up. Then the speaker would crumple the bill, throw it on the floor, and step on it. Then he would ask, "Now who still wants it?"
All the hands would naturally stay raised.
Then the speaker would smile and say, "Think about this: Nothing I did to this money made it decrease in value. It was still worth $20 after I stepped on it. There's a valuable lesson here."
"Often in our lives, we are crumpled up, dropped and stepped on, both by the decisions we make and by what happens to us. You may feel worthless. But remember, no matter what happens to you, you will never lose your value. Our worth doesn't come from what we look like or what happened to us, but from WHO WE ARE. You're all special—you all have value. Don't EVER forget that."
Take good care of yourself,