I once read a story about a man that was invited to a conference to deliver a speech, on getting to the stage, he brought out a 500Naira bill from his pocket and asked the audience if they want the money, of course they all indicated that they want it,even the rich and classy people seated at the conference all wanted it, but instead of calling out someone and giving it out, he dropped the money on the floor squeezed it hard and he stepped on it with is shoes tried making it as horrible as possible and he picked it up and asked if they still want it. Despite the horrible condition of the money, they still raised up there hands indicating they want it. Then he made a statement that despite the fact that what he was holding was a piece of paper but for the fact that 500naira as been printed on it, they all wanted to have it, even when he tried De-valuing the paper by getting it roughened and dirty, they still wanted to have it because the dirt as not reduced the value of the 500Naira bill. He now opined that if each and everyone that was present could give themselves such nontarnishable value, the world would be a better place and Nigeria a better country than what it is Today!
After reading it, i sat down and took a good look at myself, i gave it a deep thought, took a look at my personality, i found out that the 500Naira got the recognition it got not because it was 500Naira, but rather because it was money. The most important lesson i learnt from this was SELF, who I am.
Who you are determines what you get, what your portray to the outside world determines what you get from it.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumbled, and grounded 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, we should never lose our value. Dirty or clean, crumbled or finely greased , we are still priceless to those who we DO LOVE. 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.” Especially you,you so special, so unique and Beautiful.You may never know the lives you touch, the hurting hearts that the things you do speaks to, or the hope that the things you do or say can bring. Give yourself that value that will be incorruptible, unchangeable and just sit back relaxz and take a look at the lives you affect the impact and the changes you will make to the world around you without even saying a word.