Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inspiring Story: Think Positively

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.' 

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? 

Moral of the Story:
Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. 
Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

Author: Unknown