Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Blind Boy and a Friend

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 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 reminded people that they were so lucky for what they had and to be thankful that they were not blind...and thus moved them to share a little of what they have with the boy.

~ Author Unknown ~


Tiger said...

I know this story, and I love it!
Most people don't even know how to be grateful for the many things they take for granted.

masterwordsmith said...

Very true, Tiger. Many tend to see the glass as half empty instead of half full. Take care and continue to be an inspiration to those around you!