Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Story of a Blind Boy and a Stranger

source: google+

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 onlya 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 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


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