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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Present

There are times in my life when the I feel like my battery is completely depleted and the fight within me is withering. So when I came across his little story I just had to add it. I have been really questioning everything the past few days and I don't always find the answers, I guess that's the point of life really. All I can do is strive to be a better version of myself each day. To be a better father and husband than I was yesterday, to run harder than I did the week before. The world and our role in it can sometimes be so overwhelming, the fragility and beauty almost heart stopping at times. I am truly grateful for my family and my friends, for my health and for everyday of sobriety that passes. So please read on and take and few minutes to think of all the great things in your life.
See you round the bend.
Mally


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."
I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that 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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. florriemcloughlin@hotmail.comJune 9, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    That was a most inspiring story, how true to life it is and we should be most grateful for what we have. Thank you my son xxxxxxxxxxxxx.

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