A well known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $100 note. In the room of 1000 he asked, "Who would like this $100 note?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $100 to one of you, but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple up the $100 note. 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 & started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled & 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 $100.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled & ground into the dirt by the decisions we make & 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. 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.
GOD made you for a reason when you realize it, do it and your life will always be a blessing.