What is the value ?

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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?"

All hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you but first, let me do this."

He crumpled the 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 floor and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now dirty and crumpled. "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 that 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 never lose your value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless. 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 every forget it!

Count Your Blessings, not your problems!

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