Monday, October 6, 2008

A Moral For Us All

I don't normally like those forwards that people send with  stories and cheesy morals but this one struck a cord with me and I felt it was worth sharing, especially with so many of us down lately (myself included) due to this country's horrible economic situation. Life is pretty great after all.

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.

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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?'
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The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.'
What he had written was: 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.'
Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?
Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
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Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. 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 faith and drop the fear.


Christy said...

I haven't seen that before! How awesome... great moral... thanks for sharing! Sure does make you *look* at things differenly doesn't it?

New Brunswick Scientific Bioprocess Team said...

Hey, the story you posted can be seen in video form at the following link:

This won for best short-film at Cannes in 2008.

New Brunswick Scientific Bioprocess Team said...

Alright, so the previous link I sent out was something random which I think changes everyday. Here's the link to the short film that relates to what Sharlene wrote:

The Corradetti Clan said...

if that is not the truth.

Jessica Kate said...

I liked that. I'm going to check out the link Paul sent.

Tonya Staab said...

Paul is like all over your site, I love it :).

Hi Paul!

That brought tears to my eyes.

MamaBriggs said...

I really needed that reminder! Thank you shar, you always seem to brighten my day when I most need it! Brighten and a kick in the ass to tell to not think of what I do not have!!LOL