Saturday, August 16, 2008

Have a Blessed Day

I just love sharing the emails that I receive.. specially if I was touched by the message.. :).. just want to share this.. it was sent to me by a collegue :)

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.

Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. 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.


Great men say, "Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness! In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience."

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

Have a great day everyone :)

23 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Great lesson learnt here

Disclosure Policy . . . said...

great message...

stevevhan said...

yap that's true!we must be thankful for every single things that we have!:) God bless

michy said...

do i need to say more?

laura said...

great msg thanks for sharing.

NiƱa said...

what a beautiful story :)

berlai said...

awwwww nice:)
ive received this as text.

nahj12 said...

thanks.. indeed .. a lesson learned.. hayzzz.. i missed my sight.. havnt been able to log in lately.. :(

Tech Talk said...

Good going.

jHeLea said...

this post is very inspiring sis...that's true there's a lot of reasons to smile in spite of difficulties we encounter in life

Hannah's Mom said...

aaww, that's a beautiful story! i was really touched! thanks for sharing!

Ranjeet Kr. Vimal said...

very nice post.. ya u r right.. live life with no excuse ..

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Christie said...

Awww,thanks really for sharing this! It inspired me a lot! I love this post, really inspiring! And yeah, we should be thankful of what we have,we should also cherish it! We're fortunate enough compared to those who are disabled.

chubskulit said...

Very touching story, thanks for posting. I have a post that's a lil' bit related to this.. You may check it out when u have a chance..
http://www.obstaclesandglories.com/2008/08/eat-your-greens.html

Ice said...

Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving a comment. God bless!

Inkee said...

food for thought! nabusog ako! hehe!

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autumn said...

i was touched by that email, too, when i first read it. really, life is good. =]

Mayet said...

that's a lovely story! I should have read this 3 days ago.

Claudia said...

Thanks for sharing the inspirational story! I really like your blog you seem like a lovely person.

www.homelife.blogsome.com said...

thanks for sharing this! I am blessed!

marnellie
www.homelife.blogsome.com

nahj12 said...

thanks for all the comments :)