Thursday, January 20, 2011

~Be Grateful for the Small Things~

My sister (ok, so she's really my best friend) sent me this today.  I think that sometimes we all forget to "Be Grateful for the Small Things" so I thought I'd share it with you all.  I don't know who the author is but I hope it touches your heart as it did mine! 

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

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.
Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't

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 for a companion.

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

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think: you're alive and still

Always foster an attitude of gratitude, it will change your life.

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. Sometimes we do get caught up in our own troubles, not realizing how small they often are and how blessed we usually are.