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I wanted to share a story that seemed very appropriate as it echoes my sentiments about YOU!
Twenty Dollars (author unknown)
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 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 of our life. We may feel worthless or undeserving; yet no matter what happened or what will happen, we will never lose our value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, we are still priceless to those who love us and to GOD. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.
You are very precious! Please remember that….
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