Be grateful for what you have

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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.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. 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!!!

I’d probably want to change above to : Be thankful and be grateful to God for what He has given you. Do not fear the future as God has promised to take care of you as He has taken care of the birds in the air.

God never breaks His promises! Stay close with God always!

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Michael Aulia is a Christian blogger who lives in Australia. He is the owner of WriteForGod.com and also CravingTech.com
  • http://song-and-artist.blogspot.com/ khaty

    Nice post, I was touched by the story. I love reading inspirational books I just finished reading chicken soup for the soul & purpose driven life. I’ll visit more often in your blog to be inspired by the stories.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Kewal

    Great kind word of wisdom..
    Thank for sharing, keep it up:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664806000 Sharon-Michelle Stacey

    beautiful

  • http://the-healthy-diva.com/ Sarah @ The Healthy Diva

    I really enjoyed this story…I wrote a post on being thankful over christmas…Check it out here http://the-healthy-diva.com/2011/12/24/be-thankful-for-what-you-have/

  • sgnjenga

    That’s great