A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up  a $20 bill.  Then he asked the 200 people in the room, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

Hands started going up.

 He continued, saying, “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.

 Then he asked, “Who still wants it?” 

 All the hands went back 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. Then he picked up the now crumpled and dirty bill.

 “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 often feel as though we are worthless.

 “But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. To those who love you, you are priceless.

 “The worth of our lives is not determined by what we do or who we know but by who we are — and that just doesn’t change.”

 How much do you think you’re worth?