The Twenty Pound Note

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a 20 pound note.

In the room of 200, he asked, who would like
this 20 note? hands started going up.
 
 He said,I am
going to give this to one of you,
 but first, let me do this.
 
 He proceeded to crumple the 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 hands went into the air.
 
My friends, you all have 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
that 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 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!!!

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