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 round, 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 of 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 and asked for sympathy! The second sign reminded people how fortunate they were to have their sight. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
Think differently and most importantly think positively and always be thankful for what you have.
Have a great attitude!
Never forget how blessed you are!
Being negative only makes your life’s journey more difficult!
Don’t be negative when you have so much to be positive about- at least you are alive! Count your blessings not your burden!
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.
As the year draws to a close, no matter how 2016 has been, keep the faith and drop the fear.
Faith is not about everything turning out OK. Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.
For every bad event that may have happened to you this year, there is at least ten good things to be grateful for. Focus on those goods thing as the year ends.
“I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors”. – Joel Osteen
Assignment: Take a sheet of paper and write things you are grateful for in 2016. If your list goes beyond 20, then you blessed. Think it and Act it.
Reference: “When The Sign Turned” from Our Daily Manna for December 6th, 2016.