Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful that my Mom passed on the following email:

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."
I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that 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!!!

Enjoy your week with a heart of gratitude...

11 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

Sometimes a shift in perspective is all we need...

Pedaling said...

what a happy positive post!

Sue said...

love this ♥


it's all about the way we think isn't it...

whenever I'm in a slump...I have to find the good. It always works.

" Hit It......." said...

Love the post. I need to think about this the next time I get negative.

Missy said...

My eyes are sweating! Love this!

Cheeseboy said...

Great stuff. Missy's eyes are sweating? She should probably have a doctor look at that.

Garden of Egan said...

Beautiful thoughts. I'm going to tell that story to my family.

I do need to have and show more gratitude.
Thanks for the reminder.

Tim O'Keefe said...

So simple but so true. I am a teacher and there are a lot of teachers whining right now (not my friends) that the summer was too short. But we have so many reasons to smile. Thanks for writing this. I might "borrow" it.

tammy said...

Great thought. Thanks for sharing it.

Chief said...

Well Crap

Now I feel guilty

Mae Rae said...

definately a reason to be thankful