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Priceless or Worthless

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A well-known motivational speaker started his seminar
by holding up a crisp $20 billIn the room of approximately
200 listeners, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"
Hands immediately popped up.

He said, "I am going to give this $20 bill to one lucky
person,  but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple
up the $20 bill.   He then asked, "Who still wants it?"
Still the hands flew up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped the
$20 on the ground and started to grind it into the floor
with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.
"Now, who doesn’t want this
$20?" No hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a valuable lesson.  No matter
what I did to this $20, you still wanted  it because it did not
decrease in value.  It is still worth the same."

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled,
and ground  into the dirt because of decisions we make
and circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what
happens, 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.