Friday, March 4, 2011

PROSPECTIVE

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 eyelids 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.

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

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.

Before
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 job.

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

2 comments:

debra g said...

Hi Mary. I found your blog on Hillari's. It's been a while since we've seen each other. Looks like you've been having fun.
Thankyou for this post, I really appreciate the reminder to just be thankful.
Say hi to Leanne for me.

hillari said...

This post was just what I needed to read today. Thanks!