“Be thankful for what you have”

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.’

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.

3 Comments »

  1. Pinki said

    thanks………!!

  2. Its the things or people or relations that we have, we ignore the most. While craving for the things or people or relation that just attracts us like illusion. We should first learn to value what we have got.

    Always have a positive attitude towards life, and be grateful to life for what life has offered us so far rather than crying for what life hasn’t given us.
    🙂

    Thanks for sharing your post. Keep writing.

  3. Yes, Gratitude is very noble property. Thanks for good article.

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