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Saturday, June 12, 2010

"I am blind, please help."

I got this story forwarded to me and just wanted to share. I do feel like I need a little reminder like this every once in a while because I take too many things for granted.

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help."
There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.
Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign
came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked,
"Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way."
What he had written was: "
Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it."

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?
Of course both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind.
But the first sign simply told people to help by putting some money in the hat. The second sign told people that they were able
to enjoy the beauty of the day, but the boy could not enjoy it because he was blind.
The first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind.

Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile.
Face your past without regret.
Handle your present with confidence.
Prepare for the future without fear.
Keep the faith and drop the fear.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling.
And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it !!!

 The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person's determination.


Nikki said...

SO true :)

Naka said...

this is so sweet and thoughtful :)

Abby M. said...

very inspiring post! and mind opening :)

Kasia_B said...

What a pretty story! I really liked it!


Marnelli Anne said...

Oh inspiring!:) made my day!^_^ super LIKE

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing. So true and it's unfortunate that we cannot all think like this 24/7 but we should most certainly try harder! V inspiring <3

Karen said...

Thank you! This is a heartwarming reminder :)

Whitney said...

wow I really needed to read something like this today it's so true!