Friends..! Have you ever looked at what you have
and what are you blessed with? Had you ever been grateful to the life and the
source of creation for having all that you have at this moment? If the answer
is “no” then chances are very meek to celebrate the life the way it is. We must
be thankful what we are blessed with and always show that gratitude in return
by helping others those are not fortunate enough. Here is a thoughtful short
story which may awake the gratefulness within to help you and others around you
to make a significant difference in life.
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." 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. The second sign told
people that they were so lucky that they
were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more
So, friends! Be thankful for what you have and help others to feel that they
have someone to take care of and to enliven the truth that “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human
emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you
will have even more to express gratitude for”.
author: Sivananda, popularly known as
“Act of Living Coach” in Bangalore. Sivananda is the creator
of “Act of Living” (The best life coaching program in
Bangalore) program where he
coaches the participants to explore the power with-in to live their life to the
fullest. His client base includes software professionals, students, and
corporate groups. He frequently coach people from various walks of life and
brings out the excellence within them. His “Depression to Succession” program is one of the
unique life coaching program that help people to transform their depression to
succession. People always admire his life coaching abilities and would love to
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