Value


A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note 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 into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled 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 Rupee 500/-. 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. You are special. Don't ever forget it!

Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.

Many times we face set backs, but that never reduces our value. when I read the above story I remembered the advice of Geoff Boycott to Sachin. when Sachin was facing problems in his batting Boycott, in his typical Yorkshire english told "Cheer up, form is temperory but Class is permanent".

As long as we believe in our capability there is nothing that can stop us. There might be an ocean of problems but none of them have the courage to stand before a tiny smile. Off late that what I learnt for myself. Come what may, just carry a gud big smile. As my sister rightly said nothing in this world is worth my smile :)


Sarvejana Sukhinobhavantu


-Karthik

Comments

ravi shankar said…
Nice one.. good comparison and I think most of us at some point would have been ground by some one else .. but you get up and pick up the pieces and move on ..

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