Hold up a $20 bill. Ask, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands go up. "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." Proceed to crumple the dollar bill up then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," replied, "What if I do this?" Drop it on the ground and grind it into the floor with your shoe. Picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands go into the air. "Boys, 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 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 to Him. THOUGHT: The worth of our lives come not in what we do or who we are but by WHOM WE ARE! You are special - Don't ever forget it!
(Received via forwarded email. Original Author Unknown)