Blind

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?’
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 the boy was blind. But 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.
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23 Responses to Blind

  1. Adrian says:

    Oh, so true!  great entry..thanks for sharing.  Hope your week is goung great! 🙂
    Adrian

  2. freckles says:

    that’s lovely hun !
     
    think differently and positively yep ! I certainly need reminding- i thank you ~x~

  3. Ray says:

    Nice story, on a nice day

  4. Trouble says:

    hi sweeti! we’re back in houston now.. las week, we’d gone to dallas with some friends and that’s why we didn’t have to bear the aftermath of the hurricane.. but i feel sorry for those who’ve lost their homes :(this one’s a nice story and tells us how we tend to overlook the positive aspects of things!delhi bomb blasts were disturbing… my cousin stays at one of the places where the bomb went off and i was very worried abt her… but she’s fine… delhi and several other cities have been witnessing such innocent deaths since long… i wonder what exactly ppl want!! :|hugs!

  5. charming says:

    Yes M..our inner self always like to see the bright side of the life and when somebody is pointing it out to us, we tend to follow that person.I tuned myself to the brighter side of the life ..A lot of hugsCha

  6. Princess says:

    Yo Sweeti! Oooh that is certainly true! How easily we 4get the gift of sight, sound & free movement that we are so lucky 2 enjoy & take 4 granted without such reminders, Thank u! Hope uhave a Great day! Luv PF XXX

  7. Ajay Kumar says:

    Hi sweetiGood one.Truth hurts some times. It can be bitter. But the end product will always be ‘sweet’.

  8. Marilena says:

    wow amazing story! love it!

  9. deepu says:

    ohhh sweets
    i thuoght you may have at least heard about onam…umm
    it s a feast , celebration in Kerala! now you have heard about kerala?
    google serch, what u waiting for ? hehe
     
    well, i wil change that color soon…u wont have to struggle with ur glass lols..
     
    here its cold as well now 🙂
    smile

  10. deepu says:

    eii this is a lovely one hehe….
    i hurridly postd other one…so here i m stopping by again… 😉
     
    umm not a bad idea to go around with some messages hanged about!

  11. Adrian says:

    Sending you some Florida sunshine! 🙂
    Adrian

  12. ₪Μy§TẲfiЄĐ₪ says:

    Very good entry Sweeti
    I try to be more thankful for what I have
    and…who I am
     
    I also hope that…you have a good weekend!
     
    Garry xox
     

  13. ღ_BabyEvelyne says:

    Life is easy to celebrate
    with a friend like you.  They
    bring music to those whose
    lives they have touched,
    laughter to cheer our souls
    and during times of sorrow,
    comfort.  Thank you for all
    the joy and support you
    give me.
     

     
    Have a nice weekend !
    Hugs & x-x-x
    BabyEvelyne [♥]
     
    p;s;: antwoord op je comment volgt zo snel ‘k kan 🙂

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  15. Ray says:

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  16. Michiko's says:

    Hi Sweeti san,
    What a lovely touching story as usual of yours my friend, we cannot complaient
    ouselves that how we were lucky to see things.
    Have a great weekend,
    xxxooo
     
     

  17. Jorge says:

    What a great story – and so true! Thanks for reminding us that many of us who can see spend so much time not looking, and how grateful we need to be for the gifts we have. be well,
    J.

  18. ηικκιħart says:

    Hi Sweeti,
    Yes the words on the second sign really said alot, good story!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Big hugs, Nikki

  19. Anthony says:

    …I see said the blind manLove is the key.Happiest is he whose content – true inner Peace.Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.Mentality is Essence – nonethelessPositivity  The  Law of Attraction.So,Connectivity strikes between us – subtle nuance; similar we are indeed.  Great story!  Thank you for sharing it and your comments also.  Would love to get to know you better. You have a blissful aura about you, I cant put this vibe into alpha-numerics. But you make me smile somehow,  through osmosis..me thinks!  😉 Your friend Conrad.

  20. ღ_BabyEvelyne says:

    Heey’kes Marijke ! x
    hoe gaat ‘t er mee? Heb nu 4 dagen verlof (waarvan 2 al voorbij) & vind nu pas tijd om je te antwoorden. Jah, ‘k heb ‘t nogal druk gehad. Beetje helpen in ‘t huishouden enzo 🙂
    Gisteren ben ‘k dan een hele dag op stap geweest & 2x maar naar de cinema *jiiha*
    Nu ga’k verder doen, want ‘k sta precies wel heel veel achter…
     
    Geniet van je zondagnamiddag & voor morgen een goeie start van de week !
    Dikke Knuff & x-x-x-jes
    BabyEvelyne [♥]

  21. Marina says:

    Great story! I thank God each day, for I am so blessed with so many things, that other people don’t have. We have not to forget about all those not so fortunate as us though.

  22. emma says:

    Truly beautiful story, really makes one think about how they perceive things.

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