Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One More...

One more goodie from Cochise CHOPS.
(You might need a kleenex for this one!)

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I would marry you."
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off,
she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked,
"Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"
The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind.
The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that.
The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:
"Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours,
they were mine." This is how the human brain often works when our
status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before,
and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
Life is a GIFT.

Today before you say an unkind word, think of someone who can't speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food, think of someone who
has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife,
think about someone who's crying out to God for a companion.
Today before you complain about life, think of someone who went too
early to heaven. Before whining about the distance you drive, think of
someone who walks the same distance with their feet. When you are tired
and complain about your job, think of the unemployed, the disabled, and
those who wish they had your job. When depressing thoughts seem to get
you down, put a smile on your face and think: You're alive and still around.
Always foster an attitude of gratitude, it will change your life.