Friday, August 1, 2008

Just wanted to share this story with you. And, have a great weekend ahead.
Smile and the whole world smiles with you!!

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!!!


Ling That's Me said...

thanks for sharing such a wonderful story! I like it! :)

have a wonderful weekend SAHM!

GarGies said...

That's a lovely story, thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend ahead.

bp said...

Me first to say hi this weekend! Have a beautiful one with your loved ones, SAHM =) (yes, me still here lah, and thinking of you)

Constance Chan said...

Simple but meaningful! I've been kinda in deep thoughts too lately..

Stardust said...

This is a great sharing, darling. It's packed with wisdom and teaching that I tend to forget... I'm reminded to keep the faith, and drop that constant fear. Thanks, and you've made me smile...

Constance Chan said...

It is a long weekend this week. But i believe your kid is going through PSLE oral next week? Hope you get some rest as well, and a Happy National Day to you.

Jade said...


Me back in action. Been really busy with work. Couldn't get to your old blog and realised that you have started a new one through Stardust's blog. So here I am trying to catch up with all the postings of all my blogger buddies. =)


JO-N said...

Love this story and we should remind ourselves that there is always a better way to do or say things.

Stardust said...

Heard you. ;) Let's rejoice with good BP and pray for her still. Thanks for dropping by despite being busy! Hope all's well. Hugs.