I came across a post a few days ago that really spoke to me. It is a post that I think could be beneficial to other highschoolers, and even college students. Even though I have heard of similar presentations to the one in the post, none have really “hit the nail on the head”. This post teaches us that no matter how many times we are knocked down by the decisions we make or the situations we get ourselves into, we still have the same value and worth. The author of the post is unknown, but the website link at which I found this post is http://www.inspirationpeak.com/cgi-bin/stories.cgi?record=33
Here is the post:
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 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.”