Thursday, August 21, 2008

a beautiful day

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.'


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.

4 comments:

Caroline Sutrisno said...

setujuu... emang kita kudu selalu ngliat suatu hal dari sisi positif nya yah...

thanks for sharing the story yah...

Since-Yen said...

Hehe... kayaknya hari2ku belakangan ini dihiasi ini crita deh. Sign kali ya buat aku?

Ninis said...

That's right"
be thankful for what you have, don't be disappointed of what you don't have :)
Good story anyway..

veny said...

Yen ..
aku juga dah dapet forward artikel ini , bener2 remind kita yah ..
aku juga suka tuh artikel atau crt menyentuh , salah satunya yg aku dapat crt tk kue n anak nya dimusim dingin , kamu dapet ga ?
itu juga isinya pembelajaran diri ..
Salam kenal yah yen ...