Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Story of a Blind Boy

"It is He Who created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give." [The Qur'an, Surah Al-Mu'minun; 78]

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 effective?


  1. Cool story Lawrence! :)
    Today is beautiful! Appreciate it! Happy holidays!

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  2. Aww.. very inspiring naman :) Kung anu man ang meron tayo ngayon ay dapat nating ipagpasalamat. Masuwerte tayo dahil kumpleto ang ating 5 senses compared sa iba. Kaya dapat good vibes lang parati!

    1. tama. hindi lang natin napapansin pero blessings din ito sa atin...... na dapat ipagpasalamat sa Maykapal.

  3. Very inspiring story! True enough, we should really give thanks to the littlest blessings we receive.. Happy Wednesday, Lawrence! ;)

  4. well this was such a great story,
    and i thought me a wonderful lesson
    we, should appreciate and be grateful for what we have rather than whining for the things we don't

  5. nakaka touch naman ang story..oo nga, it had more impact being said that way. sometimes we appreciate the things we take for granted when we see other people who do not have them. Sad reality, so we must always be grateful and share what we have.

  6. Another thing, there's always a nicer way to say things. And usually, people respond more favorably if you say things using positive words.

  7. very nice dude is that your original story?

  8. Nice!

    Merry Christmas to you! :D

  9. wow, talagang wow, i studied social work but this story is unique, really, i mean literally. in our field we know naman na may ganyang situation, pero bihira lang ang taong gagawa ng ganon. theres a big difference nga, kasi kapag sinabi na blind, wala masyadong impact sa taong dadaan kasi they know na blind nga, pero what the man did, it channeled to the people na maswerte sila maswerte tayo dahil we can see the world limitless. a lot of things we should be thanked for, i hope people will realize what they have and never complain on what they dont have. happy new year lawrence.

  10. Thanks for sharing this story. Tama ka Lawrence, minsan nate-take for granted na lang natin kung ano ang meron tayo. yung pagiging healthy na lang, namimiss lang natin pag nagkakasakit na tayo.