What is your value?

crumpled-dollarsA 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 20 dollar 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 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 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

[Story credit : Author Unknown.]

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10 Replies to “What is your value?”

  1. My exboyfriend used to get mad at me for only what he knows. When he got mad he would always yell at me “Do you know my worth? Do you know there are a number of women who would love to be in your position of where you are right now?” I said “Yep I know your worth ZERO and if the women want to change places with me good for them.”

  2. But what if there is nobody left who loves you? Doesn’t that prove you either don’t have any value or never did in the first place?

  3. Please forward this to everyone on your contact list. It’s important for everyone to realize their worth, and this may help someone you know who may be at a low point in their lives.

  4. I really like this story.. It helps to remind me that no matter what i am still worth what I was before all hell broke lose.. I just need to keep that frame of mind open!!! 🙂

  5. self worth is the most valuable thing in the world for a person… i wish some ppl would read this and then get slapped with a lil reality……

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