Spreading Good News (Post 744 – MONDAY MOANIN’: “The Blind Boy’s Sign”)

Spreading Good NewsThe 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 and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

 

CLICK THE “BE INSPIRED!” BUTTON (ABOVE) TO VIEW OUR BOOKS AND OUR ONLINE STORE!!  In our online store, we have “World Peace” and other great merchandise, as well as “Meaningful Messages,” which are unique greeting cards that address serious issues, including incarceration, terminal illness, and heart-to-heart cards.

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CONSTANT QUOTE

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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Today's Quote

 

 

 

DON’T TAKE BEING LOVED FOR GRANTED.  CHERISH IT.  ~ Joyce Fields

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THE ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE

The Pledge - resizedIt’s FREE and available at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com!  A useful and very effective tool against bullying.

Gives kids something to live up to–their own pledge!

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TODAY’S BLOG

I posted this piece for “BLAST FROM THE PAST” on October 25, 2012, and one of my consistent readers, Sandra Garth, suggested that I add it to my regular “MONDAY MOANIN’:  A Time Comes In Your Life” post.  I thought that would make the post too long, so I decided to alternate between them for the “MONDAY MOANIN’” post.  I will post it every other Monday for a re-read, or for new visitors to read for the first time, or for forwarding to others.  (And, if you don’t want to read it again, please ignore this posting and come back tomorrow for “BLACK HISTORY TUESDAY.”)

Blind Boys SignMONDAY MOANIN’:  “The Blind Boy’s Sign”

~ Author Unknown

 

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.

 

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NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

JourneyIf you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written eight books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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Favorite BlogsSOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

 

 

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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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8 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 744 – MONDAY MOANIN’: “The Blind Boy’s Sign”)

  1. Sandra says:

    Happy Monday Joyce! I hope that your hat gets completely filled this week.

  2. balding2soon says:

    I to hope that your hat gets completely filled. I loved the post. It reminded me of a song which I will put in my next post about a gentlemen who says he isn’t going to make it home for his mothers birthday and little boy who wants to buy a rose for his mother but doesn’t quite have enough. I would also like to link this post in that post if it ok with you.

  3. Kendra says:

    Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking
    about making my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Many thanks

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