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A mo­ti­va­tional 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 bill.

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 crum­pled, dropped, 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 in God’s eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crum­pled or finely creased, you are still price­less.” ■

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