Spreading Good News (Part 246 – The Blind Boy’s Sign)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

IF YOU WERE ON YOUR DEATHBED TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU WISH YOU HAD DONE?  DO IT NOW.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

This great piece was sent to me by my cousin, Lizz Jones.  It is one of my favorites.  I hope you enjoy it, too!

The Blind Boy’s Sign

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 nearby.  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 reminded people how fortunate they were to have their sight.

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 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1,000 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.

It’s a beautiful thing to see a person smiling.  But even more beautiful knowing that you are the reason for the smile!

Faith is not about everything turning out all right.  Faith is about being all right no matter how things turn out.

Enjoy this beautiful day with a heart full of gratitude.

~ Author unknown

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~ Joyce Fields

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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