21 Jul 2016   Shanti Gowans
A well known teacher started off her seminar by holding up a $50 note. In the room of 200, she asked, "Who would like this $50 note?"
Hands started going up.
She said, "I am going to give this $50 to one of you, but first, let me do this." She proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.
She then asked, "Who still wants it?"Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," she replied, "What if I do this?" And she dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with her shoe.
She 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 is still worth $50. 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 might 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. Always remember this.


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