Repost: Think

Scheduled on December 18, 2011

This is a repost from last December. I found it on TheRealSharon’s blog (who coincidentally will be guest posting here in September 2012) and I felt I needed to share it here too. I hope it causes you to…

THINK

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 will 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 
her, ‘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 of 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.
 

And when 
you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your
job..
 

And when 
depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on
your face and think: you’re alive and still
around..

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  1. #1 by Rose Reynolds on February 14, 2012 - 9:12 AM

    I’m really at a loss for words. It really makes you think about what matters.

  2. #2 by Mark on February 12, 2012 - 4:51 PM

    Wow, this really does make you think! I really like it. Do you mind if I repost it on my blog? I’m sure I’ll look back at this every now and then, because it truly has a powerful statement. Thanks for posting this :)

    • #3 by Tom Baker on February 15, 2012 - 10:35 AM

      Feel free Mark. I’m sure your readers will love it as well.

  3. #4 by Iron Cook Carl on February 11, 2012 - 4:28 PM

    So sad. A powerful statement too.

  4. #5 by Paul Orr on February 11, 2012 - 5:55 AM

    That was great. Sometimes we forget how good life is.

    • #6 by Tom Baker on February 15, 2012 - 10:36 AM

      We have very short memories unless we are holding grudges!

  5. #7 by Stacie Chadwick on February 10, 2012 - 11:00 AM

    Goosebumps. Thanks for making me think.

    • #8 by Tom Baker on February 10, 2012 - 2:30 PM

      You are more than welcome Stacie. Sure does make you think. No pun intended.

  6. #9 by Inside the Mind of Isadora on February 10, 2012 - 10:11 AM

    Reflective ….

    • #10 by Tom Baker on February 10, 2012 - 2:29 PM

      Isn’t it. I was horrified the first time I read it. What a gift.

  7. #11 by newlife2design on February 10, 2012 - 4:08 AM

    This post reflects a lot of hope. Great to see you posting again. Keep smiling – it will keep the world wondering!

    • #12 by Tom Baker on February 10, 2012 - 8:43 AM

      I wish I was posting too. This was scheduled last year but there is hope as I am feeling a little more eager to resume blogging now than I was before. Keep hope alive!

  8. #13 by Sylvia Garza on February 10, 2012 - 12:19 AM

    This is good. Can I borrow it and post it on my blog?

    • #14 by Tom Baker on February 10, 2012 - 8:41 AM

      Absolutely Sylvia. It is not mine to say otherwise. I hope your readers like it.

  9. #15 by TemptingSweets99 on February 10, 2012 - 12:07 AM

    I’m glad you re-posted this. Thank you!

    • #16 by Tom Baker on February 10, 2012 - 8:37 AM

      I’m glad you liked it TS99.

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