Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heart of Gratitude...

     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?

     Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.
     Enjoy your day with a heart of gratitude. :-)


  1. :) Yep, be thankful for what we have.. True.. My dear, as always, thinking differently and positively is the ticket to live life to the fullest.. *HUG*

  2. yippee you are back ! welcome back dear !
    see your fishes are malnutritioned..not fed ! ;)

  3. Yeah, surely life would be great if we truly appreciate what we have. :)

  4. yes exactly ! :)
    I truly appreciate your visit n comment Balqis ! :)

  5. hey jyotsna...great...your stories are so touchy...keep up yr good writing &

  6. Kehheheh, you remembered about the fish.. :) :) Yep, and they are looking for me, aren't they? I can see them swimming happily upon seeing me.. Hehehehhehe.. Raining here now over at my side.. going for my bath soon, after feeding your fish.. ;)
    Oh dear, like my new look?? Hahahha.. Yep, an avatar look, close to my short hairstyle.. Nice, isn't it?? ;)

  7. @Shahin : thank you shahin for your comment..and yes I'll try my best to keep up my good work ! :)

  8. @ Krislin : O avatar ! :) good good ! ;) be happy and keep smiling dear ! GBU !!

  9. Just the story I needed to read today, Jyotsna! Bless you!

  10. Yeah, blessed by your visit Ms.Jill ! :)
    thank you so much !

  11. its nice story jyotsna.. keep it up..

    ur friend


  12. Compelling story, Thank you for sharing, Friend! Gives me more thought putting words into my content for more significant meaning too :)
    Very Nice Blog btw!~Cal

  13. Nice post! Positive scripting could mean a lot.:)

  14. @ Viralthumbu :

    Thank you Viral for your visit n nice comment :)
    If you get time please go through my older posts..hope you'll like them too. :)

    @ Denver Painters :

    Hello Cal, thank you for your valuable comment...It means a lot to me :)
    Always happy to share.
    keep visiting :)

    @ Jolly Princess :

    Thank you Jolly, your mere presence gives me positive vibes :)

  15. I so much agree with the last statement.. positive thinking will not bring you to anything but a good life and healthy mind..

  16. Well said Ellah..thank you so much for your visit n nice words :)
    have a great life...keep visiting !

  17. Great story. People who can make a difference in others life are now becoming a rare species even though all it takes some consideration and creativity.

  18. Yes exactly ! Have you gone through my other posts? One more story 'Who I am makes a difference' also conveys a similar message...

    thank you for your visit n really means a lot to me ! :)