Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A story you may like

I receive these fabulous stories on Facebook
through Roman Catholic Spirituality
I love them

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
blessed 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. Cultivate an attitude of

When life gives you 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.
The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more
beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

If you appreciate this message, please share. You may touch someones heart
today and forever. Enjoy your week with a heart of gratitude...


At 2:29 PM, Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jeanne,

Many thanks for sharing this story, lovely.

Have a happy week
Hugs & blessings

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love and hugs

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Anne said...

This is a nice story. I've been told that the man who wrote the sentence was a french poet, Paul Eluard, and he wrote this for the blind man:"Spring is coming but I shall not see it" ("Le printemps va venir et je ne le verrai pas") and it was especially moving because spring in America is particularly beautiful.


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