No matter how things turn out..

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with up turned 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. 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 told people how they were so fortunate that they were not blind.

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.  The most beautiful way to start your day, is to have someone smile at you… And it’s even more beautiful to know that you are the reason behind it!!!

Enjoy your week with a heart of gratitude…

Having faith is not about everything turning out OK…

Having faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.

Dear Buds Just wanted to

Dear Buds

Just wanted to thank you for this article! It was very interesting and educational at the same time which is very rare... You got me thinking! Thanks again buddy and have an amazing day!
Regards
Magda

Something to think about!!!

Dear buds, I have just read about your article three times. Wow, you have really given me something to think about!!! I am thankful for that.

good article

read this article in the right timing….too caught up with sa1 preparation till i forgot the important things in my life…

Thank you for sharing. After

Thank you for sharing. After reading your post, I feel so silly. There are so many unfortunate people out there and here I am. faith quote

Sometimes we forget..

This story is definitely heart-wrenching. Sometimes we get too caught up in our own problems that we forget others that are facing harsher times.

Everyday i try to increasingly appreciative of what I have & help others when i can. Let’s all try our best!

It's a good article. I Have

It’s a good article. I Have never seen such an article before. You have explained very well about yourself. Thanks for sharing this information.

Awesome !

Dear buds,

Thanks for sharing. Am reminded again and again that we shouldn’t take life for granted and always count our blessings one by one !

Take care !

Nice article

Nice article.  Thanks for sharing.

Hi Buds Thank you for

Hi Buds

Thank you for sharing. After reading your post, I feel so silly. There are so many unfortunate people out there and here I am, so caught up and worried over whether my dd can enter NYGH.

You see, she scored 259+3 for her PSLE and awaiting her posting results which is due next week, 21st dec. Her first choice is NYGH and second is Dunman High. As it is a borderline case for her first choice, I am worried sick.

However, having read your post, I feel so small. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Lucy

 

 

Quote ikao, "But it is Bud's

Quote ikao, “But it is Bud’s interpretation that makes this all the more meaningful and inspirational.”

*hugs* ikao! Thanks! You made me smile…

South America story

Hi Buds, The story is a true one which happened somewhere in South America (Argentina, Chile, something like that). The boy was a true beggar and the man was someone working in advertising industry – this is how it explains the inspirational text he wrote. I’m happy that you have found it and post it here to be an inspiring for your readers, cercei argint.

The above youtube link is no

The above youtube link is no longer valid. I think you can try this http://youtu.be/F8bm2llxxjU

But it is Bud’s interpretation that makes this all the more meaningful and inspirational.

thanks for sharing

thanks for sharing

Crossroad..

Quote Fuzz, "Hi buds, thanks for sharing this story. It comes at a time where I feel I’m at a crossroad, unsure of what the future holds. And it’s scary.

This inspirational little story reminded me that I should always count my blessings and have faith. Thanks!"

Heyya Fuzz.. *hugs* .. while i may not know the crossroad you’re at now, i can somehow empathize with you as i was at a few crossroads myself the last two years Faith had some impact. Together with the love in my heart that also had something to do with those decisions i eventually made in the end as well. I was scared too then, truth be told.  So it really struck a chord in me and somehow soothed me, when i read that final liner… trusting myself, that i’d be ok no matter how things turn out. Family and friends’ support and interestingly cyber support here helped eased that journey on the scaary road to the more settled one i have today.."

Faith

Quote schweppes, "Hiya buds

Thanks for sharing. Have been going a tough time lately and sometimes struggling to find strength to stay sane. Your post is very timely, and I’m keeping it close to my heart. Love the last 2 lines.

Having faith is not about everything turning out OK…

Having faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."

Heyya schweppes sista … you’re welcome. The article somehow struck a chord in me as i read it. Twice in fact when i received it in my email. I’m saddened to hear about your tough time and hope the storm has somehow subsided by now. Shout out if you need help or just a shoulder, i’m just a PM away… remember that. Just so you know, i intend to keep the last 2 lines close to my heart as well; no matter how things turn out…. Praying things will look up for you in times ahead. *hugs*

Video Link

 Quote noobqueen, "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhywSsvowW4

this is a link to a similar video. only difference is its an old man.

watch it :)"

I like the video link you provided, noobqueen. Thanks for sharing it with us. However i did note that the lady who modified the sign didn’t throw in any $… Hee. LOLz.

 

Actually, buds did mention

Actually, buds did mention that she received this article in an email, and is just posting it to share with the community 🙂

Love it too!

Quote Chenonceau, "I love this post. It is so beautiful. You write so well."
This time the sharing ain’t from my own writing but too beautiful not to share it here with all my cyber friends.. I love it too. 🙂

 bÜds

Treasure it

Quote BlurBee, "Thanks buds. Yes, we need to always remember how fortunate we r."
Most welcome. 🙂 Yes indeed we should try to sometimes remember how so fortunate we all are, for it’s usually when we have lost it, we’d realize how we should’ve treasured it in the 1st place. While in some instances, they can still be salvaged, some situations do not allow for turning back…..

 bÜds

Sharing

Quote smum, "Great article. Thanks for sharing."
You are welcome, smum. Shared by a friend and now am sharing it back with all of you. *hugs*

 bÜds

Thank You

Thanks buds! You did it again! nice and mortivated article.

Thanks for sharing

Hiya buds

Thanks for sharing. Have been going a tough time lately and sometimes struggling to find strength to stay sane. Your post is very timely, and I’m keeping it close to my heart. Love the last 2 lines.

Having faith is not about everything turning out OK…

Having faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.

Hi buds, thanks for sharing

Hi buds, thanks for sharing this story. It comes at a time where I feel I’m at a crossroad, unsure of what the future holds. And it’s scary.

This inspirational little story reminded me that I should always count my blessings and have faith. Thanks!

I love this post. It is so

I love this post. It is so beautiful. You write so well.

Thanks for sharing

Thanks buds. Yes, we need to always remember how fortunate we r.

Great article. Thanks for

Great article. Thanks for sharing.

 

To more beautiful days ahead..

Quote kids_r_innocent, "Inspiring article!! Thanks for sharing, it’s a great article!! Everyone needs some form of encouragement/inspiring note somehow, and your article just did that for me. Thanks for sharing."
You are welcome, kids_r_innocent.. This sharing came from a friend of mine… who gave me the same feeling of inspiration and encouragement, as it did for you. I’m happy it turned your day around somehow. *raising glass* To more beautiful days ahead, dear.. *cheers!*
 bÜds

 

No matter how things turn out, we're ok... yeah hun?

Quote autumnbronze, "Hiya buds, I LOVE LOVE this! Gonna type this out and put it on on my noticeboard. Thanks for sharing sharing, sista."
Heyya sista, guess it was the Belgian effect kicking in yesterday bah.. Thanks for them! Muacks! Gosh! They are divinely-delicious… and now i finally know why you can down tubs of them every day! .lol.
Aaah… yes… *raising glass* No matter how things turn out, luv… *with a nod & cheers & wink*… we’re ok; yeah hun? Till we meet again my friend, take care. 😉
Love…  bÜds

Straight to the heart..

Quote markfch, "Love this story. Short and punchy. Straight to the heart. Like the Chinese saying, ‘one needle see blood.’ Correct hor, my Chinese not very good. Though it’s improving."
Heyya markfch, pardon this old pair of eyes. *Mumbling to myself*… I soo need lasik hawrite *sigh* … cos i initially wanted to cyber-bash you right away for saying it out loud, you know… about me being short and paunchy you see… paiseh orh…
Yes Yes.. Me love this story too. I felt reali good after reading it… 3 times in fact! Hence decided to share with all you guys here. My Chinese not very good and not very improving either. *rolling eyes* Sooo.. you still better.
Straight to the heart for sure.. have a beautiful week ahead, bro! Cheerios!

 bÜds

Thanks for dropping me this note.. ;)

Quote QuiteKSMum  "Inspiring… Hi Buds, thanks for sharing! How’s your little boy now – abt 3 mths old? Cute, right? Guai or not?"
You are welcome, QuiteKSMum. Well yes, my lil’ cutie pie is indeed 3mths now… very very very cute and very very very guai. I’m so blessed. Thanks for dropping me this note. *wink*

 bÜds

Am hoping for more beautiful days to come..

Quote cwc, "Beautiful article. Hi Buds, I like it very much. Yes, need to be positive and be thankful for what I have 🙂 Thanks for sharing such a nice article.  Will show to my kids too."
Heyya cwc, thank you. Like you, i do believe we need some kind of inspiration along the way in our journey of being a parent to our children, a partner to our spouse and a normal person in our own way, who in that journey will encounter some road blocks whether we see it coming or not. Similar reminders may hopefully help us get back on track… the track that we once endeavoured to stay straight with but somehow strayed… along that way. This was shared by a friend. I cannot thank her enough for having shared this beautiful article with me. Today was indeed a wonderful day for me. Am hoping for more beautiful days to come..
You have a beautiful week ahead too, cwc. *hugs*

 bÜds

Inspiring article!!

Dear buds,

It’s a great article!!

Everyone needs some form of encouragement/inspiring note somehow, and your article just did that for me.

Thanks for sharing.

Hiya

Hiya buds,

I LOVE LOVE this!

Gonna type this out and put it on on my noticeboard.

Thanks for sharing sharing, sista.

Short an punchy

Love this story. Short and punchy. Straight to the heart.

Like the Chinese saying, ‘one needle see blood.’

Correct hor, my Chinese not very good. Though it’s improving.

Inspiring...

Hi Buds,

Thanks for sharing! How’s your little boy now – abt 3 mths old? Cute, right? Guai or not?

 

Beautiful article

Hi Buds,
I like it very much.   Yes, need to be positive and be thankful for what I have 🙂

Thanks for sharing such a nice article.  Will show to my kids too.  

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