Blindness

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catgirl, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    There was a blind girl who hated herself because of her blindness. Not only did she hate herself but she hated everyone else, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend. One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, "Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?" The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend just walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her that simply said.....
    "Just take care of my eyes, dear."

    This is how the human brain changes when our status changes. Only a few remember what life was like before, during their hard times, and even fewer remember who to thank for always being there even when times were painfully unbearable.

    Today before you think of saying 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 for a companion.

    Today before you complain about life - think of someone who went too early.

    Before you complain about your children - think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

    Before you argue about your dirty house, that someone didn't clean or sweep - think of the people who are living in the streets.

    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 that wish they had your job.

    But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - remember that not one of us is without fault.

    And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.

    Life is a gift. LIVE IT, ENJOY IT, CELEBRATE IT, and FULFILL IT. :smile2:
     
  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Thank you Tanya, thats a good recipe to live by!!!
     

  3. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Thanx Tanya. Always an inspiration.
     
  4. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I have alot to be thankful for and I'm happy that my family is all with me. I know I've said some things about my lifestyle,but it's just sheer frustration. I may be wrong correct me please if i am but I don't think you are a parent. It's extremely hard to have to constantly tell your kids that we can't do something or we can't go somewhere just to get away from the 4 walls.We are constantly having to conseve gas so we can at least attend Church on Sunday. But I try to be happy, and I try to laugh and make others feel happy and good. It's a wonderful post Sister and I'm repin ya for it!-----Sister Pat:sad_2a:
     
  5. Flintman

    Flintman New Member

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    AMEN, Li'l sis, thats good stuff.
     
  6. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    good post sister.. really good one reps to u for that'n
     
  7. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz New Member

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    If only more people would live by that advice.....

    Thanks for sharing sis!
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Words of wisdome from an not so old soul thanks Tanya that post ment a lot to me.
     
  9. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Great post Tanya! The world would be a much better place if more people followed those guidelines!
     
  10. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    OUTSTANDING post Tanya that is all I can say
     
  11. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Thanks Tanya, some of that hits home.