Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a Thinker

I found the following short story to be a Thinker, you know what I mean? It stayed with me for days and it left me sad  long after reading it. I received it through email, but I do not know who the original author is. I wish I did! It was so thought provoking that I will share it with you...

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.

My Note: It is so sad, but sometimes true! I don't want behave like the once blind girl, ever!   I think humaness gets in the way when big successes and positive changes happen. A huge conscious effort must be made to NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM. I have not gone anywhere BIG (yet), but if and when I do, I want  to avoid acting like the girl who forgot who she really was inside and remember those who loved me when I was broken, regular Unicyclerose....
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..
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.
As my mother says, "Any day above ground is a good day!"


liz said...

I've read that story before, and it brings up such a great point!

alicia said...

Never heard that one. Very thought provoking indeed. Thanks for sharing.