"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." -William James
So the question is, "what is your life worth?"
~~~~~~"A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.
He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. 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 crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.
My friends, we 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. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.
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."
Remember this story when you are having a difficult time. Use it to encourage others and you will see the "lives it touches, the hurting hearts it speaks to or the hope that it can bring." Look at the countless good things in your life that we tend to forget. Do not wallow in the negative things that we give way too much attention to. Change and concentrate on the positive.
So the answer to "what is your life worth?"
The answer is "everything."
Keep moving forward and stay inspired my friends.