The blind boy!

by Stephen on January 13, 2013 · 44 comments

in Inspirational Stories


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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{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chiboy January 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Nice one.

2 Krunal Rathod January 14, 2013 at 1:52 am

Good One.

3 Mosopefoluwa January 14, 2013 at 4:40 am

Great one there! The positive power of great words.

4 SOMESHWAR January 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

The story is marvelous…

5 Pawan January 14, 2013 at 10:09 am


6 Drew January 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

Just keep the good work up!

7 Priyanka Bisht January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am


8 Ashwani Sinha January 15, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Really a heart touching story.

9 Bassu January 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Super stories…..

10 Ajay Kumar January 16, 2013 at 3:07 am

Story impressive and Power of words.

11 Savita Thakur January 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

Good one and heart touching story.

12 Ajay Rathod January 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Very good.

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

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

14 Azaruddin January 17, 2013 at 7:35 am


15 Rahul January 17, 2013 at 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.

16 Sarkis Wahanian January 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

A very good and touching story… love it.

17 Nikhil Nikky January 18, 2013 at 12:57 am


18 Aye Chan Aung January 18, 2013 at 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:)

19 Kunta Rani January 18, 2013 at 4:42 am

The power of positive words…..

20 Laurice Frias January 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

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

21 Esther January 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

Wow! wow!!! It’s wow!!!!

22 Mikhail January 25, 2013 at 12:01 am

Great story! Four thumbs up!!!

23 Sanjeev January 26, 2013 at 12:35 am

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

24 Mufwabu Kimbaka January 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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

25 Queen Arfa February 2, 2013 at 11:21 am

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

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

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

27 Samara simha February 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

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

28 Mhandie Piedraroja February 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Now I have a million reasons to smile.

29 Unnikrishnan February 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Short and sweet

30 rahul March 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I liked the story, realy heart touching.

31 Asmit March 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

It was nice.

32 Verah April 4, 2013 at 12:17 am

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

33 Snothile April 18, 2013 at 7:51 am

Nice one

34 Nandini April 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

Good job

35 Akanksha Vij April 28, 2013 at 8:27 am

Such a heart touching story.

36 Birds June 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hi people that was very sad.

37 Arjun July 7, 2013 at 2:12 am

Really heart touching.

38 Karthika July 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Really super wow…

39 Nidhi August 1, 2013 at 4:13 am

Really an inspirational story.

40 Humairadehmukh September 1, 2013 at 10:14 am

A good heart touching story.

41 Angelica September 11, 2013 at 9:01 am

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

42 Paresh October 5, 2013 at 1:22 am

Great story

43 Saachi November 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

It is a great story about blind people.

44 Joy Kim Chi Ma January 13, 2014 at 6:53 am

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

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