Article: How Much are You Worth? – Day 276


We all have a personal assessment of our own value and sometimes we judge others by similar measures. These may be based on circumstances currently in our lives, the things we have or haven’t done in our lives, the things that we do or don’t have, or the ways that we do or don’t appear to others.

Recently, my mother gave me two tiny clothing tops that she had made when I was less than a few months old. I spotted those cute little tops again this week and it hit me that this larger sized and adult body – this very same body that stands here today – used to fit inside those teensy garments! What I was totally in touch with for that moment was the miracle of that – the transformation of a tiny body into this full-grown body and all the experiences and growth through which this individual had journeyed. Incredible!

A few days later I came across a little story of a well-known speaker who started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. To his audience, he asked, “Who would like this $20?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this money to one of you, but first …” then he started to crumple the note and asked, “Who still wants it?” Still the hands went up.

“Well then…what if I do this?” He dropped the $20 to the stage and ground it into the floor with his shoe. Then he picked it up again, asking, “Now who still wants it?” Again, many hands went into the air. No matter what he did to the money, the audience still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.

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