Friday, April 19, 2013
In our Scoutmaster minute, our SM pulled out a dollar from his wallet. He asked the boys what it was and they all screamed out "A dollar bill".. then he pulled one out from his pocket, all wrinkled and torn. Again, he asked the boys what it was and they responded the same - "A dollar bill". He then pointed out the obvious, one was crisp and flat, like new while the other was wrinkled and torn. Then he asked the boys how much the crisp bill was worth and they all replied "Duh, $1". Holding up the wrinkled bill he asked again "how much is this bill worth" and the boys responded "$1". He stayed silent for a moment and then responded with this "Two $1 bills, looking nothing alike, but both bills still have the same value just as each and every one of you are different, you all have the same value."
Know this - that no matter how crisp, smooth, wrinkled, torn, battered or bruised you are, no matter how hard your journey or the scars left, you are valuable. Don't sell yourself short, remember that you are valuable and worth just as much as the person standing next to you. Don't hide. Don't stuff yourself in someone's pocket feeling worthless because that wrinkled and torn dollar is just as valuable as a crisp one.