Two Opposite Views – Nice one!

Here is how two people looking at the same thing can see it VERY differently.

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.

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?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Think differently and positively.

Live life with no excuses and love with no regrets.

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.

The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling…

And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

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15 Responses to Two Opposite Views – Nice one!

  1. nanoo August 30, 2017 at 4:37 PM #

    It’s great that you are getting thoughts from this post as well as from our dialogue
    made here.

  2. Wasim October 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM #

    disability is not something physically, its something mentaly. We will find so many examples around us about people who have some physical disabilities but living their lives respectfuly and with great objectives.

    Keeping in view moral of the story, we should discourage professional bagging.

    • Youwontfindmeonfacebook August 29, 2017 at 7:56 PM #

      Legal begging is practised everywhere.its called “disabled or poor management” lol.thats your joke for today

  3. sk ashif September 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM #

    Very good story!fun learning!

  4. zzzzzzain November 25, 2011 at 5:10 PM #

    there was a video about this on youtube called
    The power of words
    except the person who took the sign was a women

  5. Junedayz July 27, 2011 at 8:48 PM #

    alhamdulillah for everything!

    a smile is the simplest thing to give to some one, yet if they are blind then helping is another way.

  6. Sibtain May 17, 2010 at 4:26 PM #

    Nothing is as precious as smile at ones face… So keep smiling….

  7. Ehsan Bashir April 21, 2010 at 3:58 PM #

    An extremely nice practicable Conclusion/moral ofthe storydrawn and a smily is a gift.

  8. Saleem Ather April 17, 2010 at 10:56 AM #

    MAK is my friend who forwarded this njoylife site. thanks for him and the people who have designed little goodies of life

    saleem ather

  9. Maysoon April 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM #

    Really impressive and touching ! I like it very much

  10. Abdel April 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM #

    A smile is a gift.

  11. anzal April 9, 2010 at 1:30 PM #


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  13. M.A.C April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM #

    Very well said.
    Great moral of the story. That’s the way to do it.
    We should actually see the bad things that happen to us as God’s way of testing our faith.
    Thank you God for all of our blessings.
    Thanks for the note 🙂

  14. Muhammad Javed Mahmood March 24, 2010 at 12:31 PM #

    An extremely nice and practicable Conclusion / Moral of the story drawn.