I will never forget the lesson which Mr Smiths gave us. One day, Mr Smiths was speaking to us in our school meeting room. He began his speech by holding up a $100 bill. He asked, "Who wants this $100 bill "?
我永远不会忘记史密斯先生给我们上的那一课。 一天,他在学校的会议室给我们做了一次演讲。他手持一张一百美元的钞票,开始了他的讲话。 他问道;“谁想要这一百美元?”
Most of us put hands up quickly. Then he said," I am going to give this $100 bill to one of you, but at first , let me do something." He crumpled up the $100 bill and said :"Who wants it now ?"We raised our hands again. But he said , " Wait a moment. " He dropped it on the floor and stepped on it. After that, he picked up the dirty bill and said, "Who still wants it ?" Many hands were still up.
“My kids, "he said, "you have learned a valuable lesson today. No matter what I did to the bill, you still wanted it because it did not lose its value. It was still worth $100. "
We often lose many chances in our lives. He went on speaking, We feel as if we are worth nothing. But remember , no matter what has happened to you, you will never lose your value; you are always precious to those people who love you. Your value doesn't come from what you do or who you know, but WHO YOU ARE.
You are special and precious. Don't ever forget it !