The R200 Note

A speaker started off his seminar by holding up a R200 note. In the room of 200, he asked, ‘Who would like this R200 note?’ Hands started going up. He said, ‘I am going to give this R200 to one of you but first, let me do this.’

He proceeded to crumple up the R200 note. He then asked, ‘Who still wants it?’ Still hands were up in the air. ‘Well,’ he said, ‘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,’ he said, ‘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 R200. 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; your family, your friends. If you obey Allah and try to live your life as He wants, He will Love you. And if He loves you, you are special - don’t ever forget it.’

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