Monday, 27 June 2011

A Story To Live By

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was
blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He
was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I
could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the
bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including
her boyfriend.

He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you
marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that
he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her.
She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them
the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to
her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for
before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status
changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before,
and who was always by their side in the most painful

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who
can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of
someone who has nothing to eat

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of
someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who
died too early on this earth.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone
who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't
clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the

Before whining about the distance you drive Think of
someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think
of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had
your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning
another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a
smile on your face and think: you're alive and still


  1. Beautiful thoughts! Rae, Best O' Books

  2. Thank you, what a great thought for my day!

  3. I found this story the other day while stumbling. Made me cry then, makes me cry now. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. What a beautiful and sad story. Thank you for sharing this. It does help to be reminded about our blessings as we face our challenges. I needed this reminder as I'm dealing with some things.

  5. What a sad 'story' but very valuable insight. Thank you for sharing this. We do need to remind ourselves of all those things every single day.