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Gift of Life

A Compilation of Inspirational Stories and Anecdotes

9. Life Is Valuable (Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams)

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rs. 500 note. In the room of 200 people, he asked, "Who would like this Rs.500 note?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this Rs. 500 to one of you but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the 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?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it on the floor with his shoe. He picked it up,. Now all rumpled 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 Rs. 500.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground onto the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we were worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

You are special Don’t ever forget it!

Never let yesterday’s disappointments overshadow tomorrow’s dreams".

Life is the most precious asset you have

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Gift of Life is a compilation of stories, anecdotes and articles by Raju Baby Thaluvachira, India

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