Monday, October 05, 2009

The blind girl

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelid s shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Today before you complain about the taste of your food -
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Today before you complain about your husband or wife -
Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life -
Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Today before start whining about the distance you drive -
Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think: you're alive and still around.



Tripti said...

Dear Patty,

A very beutiful and heart touching story, i had goose bumps, when i read the climax.

Very inspiring.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Such a sad story.
But with a very real lesson.

Arkansas Patti said...

That was just too sad.

Wonderful thoughts that we all need reminded of when we feel the urge to whine.

Granny on the Web said...

Well said Patty. I shall email this straight away.

Love Granny

Reader Wil said...

A very beautiful story, Patty! He was more loving than she!

Sunny said...

This story really makes you think about how we treat people, and how much emphasis we put on physical appearance. It also brings to mind the saying, "I had no shoes and I complained, until I met a man with no feet."
Enjoy your day.
Sunny :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful, touching story, and very wise advice.

Have a good night,