How We See Things

By · December 11, 2009 · Filed in Awareness

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?

Morals of the Story: There are many morals that we can draw from this story. The main themes here are: Be thankful for what you do have at this moment. Find a way to be creative when approaching life. Always strive to be innovative. Think differently and positively, it can make a big difference in your results.

When life gives you a 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. Keep the faithand drop the fear.


Hey Russ, I was thinking of you & Eden this morning..We are doing good here in Miami. But over the wkend we found out the the apt we are renting is about to forclose(probably within 3-6mons)Which for us is something
we are looking at, as a blessing not a curse, ’cause we won’t be paying anymore rent for that time($2,150 a month) because we gave $6K for our deposit..So we get to stay here w/o paying.So we are looking for the
positive in this situation. Hope all is well witht he family in Calgary! Look for our Holiday mail!! I leave for NYC 12/18-23, then off to meet Kurt in Honolulu 12/23-29 to spend the Christmas Holidays with his family..BTW, I love your website & WE ARE SO PROUD FO YOU!!!
Enjoy your week!
Love, Auntie Shirley & Uncle Kurt

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