Saturday, September 06, 2008

A story of truth well told ...

It's a surprise that after writing about "Truth well told" two days ago, I received the following story in an email.
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."
What he had written was: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."
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.
Moral of the story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.
When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1,000 reasons to smile.
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!!!

1 comment:

mynasir said...

This story is a fine example of a story of truth well told. simple, yet effective; short & sweet, yet meaningful & memorable.

Noticed that you're getting more & more 'mantap' by the day, bro. Love the way you narrate that blog sweetly ~ of being the reason behind the smiles. Congrats!