Looking Through The Eyes

I received an email from my sister Malu and I am so inspired by the story of a blind boy sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet with a sign beside it saying: "I am blind, please help."


You will notice a man who approached the boy and took 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 passing by that area would see and read the new words.


Because of the new sign, the hat begun to fill up. More and more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon, the man came back to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked him if he's the one who changed the sign and what did he write. Then the man replied:

"I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but on a different way."

What he had written was: Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.


It was clear to us that the two signs were telling the people that the boy is blind. The only difference is that the second sign implied that people who are not blind are so lucky that they can see the beauty of the day. That people often times need a much deeper meaning to some issues before they can be affected. Words are powerful to convey the truth so everybody should use words as creative and as meaningful.

The story tells us that we are fortunate enough to have eyes to see the magical things around us. We have to appreciate every blessing we have whether it may be small or big. We should be optimistic in life that if it gives us 100 reasons to cry, show life that we have 1000 and more reasons to smile. We should not be afraid to face obstacles. Let strength rule our spirit and take us to brighter days ahead. Stop complaining for things but start doing something that make a lot of difference.

What is more fulfilling than seeing someone smile and more beautiful than knowing that we are the reason why...


1 comment:

  1. A very thought provoking story. It's so true how the same thing is interpreted differently by a mere play of words. Also it reminds us to always count our blessings.

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