A Different Way

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He help 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 will 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.”

We all get gloomy during challenging & turbulent times, but how many of us see them in a different way and notice the better road ahead?