Monday, 25 August 2008

You Are Special


              A 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 dollar bill up. 
              He then asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air. 
               “Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He 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 was worth $20. Many times in our live, 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 has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special! Don’t ever forget it!”

2 comments:

Punam said...

That was a really good parable. Glad I got to read it at the right time, when I needed it. :)

Netizen101 said...

HiPunam,

I am glad to hear that this parable is beneficial to you.

Best wishes.:-)