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The blind boy!


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.

the-blind-boy-2Soon 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.”

the-blind-boy-3What he had written was: “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.”

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But 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.

Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. 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. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

Great men say, “Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness…. In the journey of life, if you want to travel without fear, you must have the ticket of a good conscience.”

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

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{ 45 comments… add one }
  • Joy Kim Chi Ma January 13, 2014, 6:53 am

    This is a wonderful and great story. Very inspirational. I love it. 😛

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  • Saachi November 24, 2013, 10:05 am

    It is a great story about blind people.

  • Paresh October 5, 2013, 1:22 am

    Great story

  • Angelica September 11, 2013, 9:01 am

    I like it.. nice one.. be thankful of what you have now..

  • Humairadehmukh September 1, 2013, 10:14 am

    A good heart touching story.

  • Nidhi August 1, 2013, 4:13 am

    Really an inspirational story.

  • Karthika July 16, 2013, 1:20 pm

    Really super wow…

  • Arjun July 7, 2013, 2:12 am

    Really heart touching.

  • Birds June 24, 2013, 10:05 pm

    Hi people that was very sad.

  • Akanksha Vij April 28, 2013, 8:27 am

    Such a heart touching story.

  • Nandini April 20, 2013, 11:46 am

    Good job

  • Snothile April 18, 2013, 7:51 am

    Nice one

  • Verah April 4, 2013, 12:17 am

    Be thankful to God always 4 giving you sight without anything in return.

  • Asmit March 31, 2013, 2:10 pm

    It was nice.

  • rahul March 31, 2013, 2:09 pm

    I liked the story, realy heart touching.

  • Unnikrishnan February 23, 2013, 12:51 pm

    Short and sweet

  • Mhandie Piedraroja February 15, 2013, 11:37 pm

    Now I have a million reasons to smile.

  • Samara simha February 8, 2013, 10:50 pm

    My heart teared listening to ‘today,,,,,,’

  • Noeme D. Catayas February 2, 2013, 11:36 pm

    The positive power of words… really amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  • Queen Arfa February 2, 2013, 11:21 am

    Be thankful for what you have!!!!!!!

  • Mufwabu Kimbaka January 29, 2013, 12:01 pm

    What a heart warming story, it’s nice I like it.

  • Sanjeev January 26, 2013, 12:35 am

    Great, you are doing a great work in spreading positivity in the society which is required the most.

  • Mikhail January 25, 2013, 12:01 am

    Great story! Four thumbs up!!!

  • Esther January 22, 2013, 8:48 am

    Wow! wow!!! It’s wow!!!!

  • Laurice Frias January 21, 2013, 3:08 pm

    It makes me realize how blessed I am.. Beautiful one..

  • Kunta Rani January 18, 2013, 4:42 am

    The power of positive words…..

  • Aye Chan Aung January 18, 2013, 2:08 am

    From this story, I have come to realize how important optimism is. I am also a blind girl. In the past, I used to feel depressed about my blindness. But, I know that I can feel things with my heart:)

  • Nikhil Nikky January 18, 2013, 12:57 am


  • Sarkis Wahanian January 17, 2013, 10:26 am

    A very good and touching story… love it.

  • Rahul January 17, 2013, 8:23 am

    I really learned from this story. It is awesome and marvelous. It changed my thinking to live a life with fun and confidence.

  • Azaruddin January 17, 2013, 7:35 am


  • A.VARAPRASADA RAO January 17, 2013, 4:03 am

    Lateral thinking always Works. Please read books of Edward De bono

  • Ajay Rathod January 16, 2013, 2:18 pm

    Very good.

  • Savita Thakur January 16, 2013, 8:59 am

    Good one and heart touching story.

  • Ajay Kumar January 16, 2013, 3:07 am

    Story impressive and Power of words.

  • Bassu January 15, 2013, 12:48 pm

    Super stories…..

  • Ashwani Sinha January 15, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Really a heart touching story.

  • Priyanka Bisht January 15, 2013, 11:45 am


  • Drew January 15, 2013, 10:43 am

    Just keep the good work up!

  • Pawan January 14, 2013, 10:09 am


  • SOMESHWAR January 14, 2013, 5:40 am

    The story is marvelous…

  • Mosopefoluwa January 14, 2013, 4:40 am

    Great one there! The positive power of great words.

  • Krunal Rathod January 14, 2013, 1:52 am

    Good One.

  • Chiboy January 13, 2013, 4:27 pm

    Nice one.

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