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 dollar bill up. 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 all 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 has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You
are special – Don’t ever forget it!