I seem to have been in the "fog" as of late and in "sour" mood. This time of the year is always hard for me but especially harder this year with my Dad's passing in July. Now I know in my heart that he would not like to see me wallowing in self-pity about somethng I had no control over, so it is time to get out of this "stinkin' thinkin' mood and start living again. This is not to say that I won't have to pick myself up time and time again but NOW is the time!
Thank you Linda from Behind my Red door for lettiing me share this....
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. "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 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.
It's a beautiful thing to see a person smiling.
But even more beautiful is knowing that you are the reason for the smile!
Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.
My hope is that I remember God is in control and all I need to do is trust in him.
Hugs my friends,