Sunday, June 25th 2017

Wow, this really hit home!

- forwarded by Bev, on Vancouver Island, BC; July 13, 2008

There was a blind woman 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 woman 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 her 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.

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 for a companion.

Today before you complain about life — think of someone who died too early.

Before you complain about your children — think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

Before you get upset about how dirty your house is — think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive think of someone on the bus or who walks because they can’t afford a car (or gas!)

And when you complain about your job — think of the unemployed and those who wish they had your job.

The next time you grumble or mumble about aches and pains — remember the disabled, paralyzed or hospitalized.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another — remember that not one of us is without faults.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down — put a smile on your face — you’re alive and still around.