Friday, September 5, 2008

Be Grateful

So I got this in an email today and loved it. As any of my family would tell you, I am a perfectionist and a control freak...not a good combination which only adds to my bad habit of whining when things don't go 100% as planned so this was a good reality check for me. Enjoy!
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 would 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: 'Please 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

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 to GOD for a companion.

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 around.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Sis that blind girl story was really good. It totally reminded me of how we can forget Heavenly Father and the Savior and all they've done for us. Thanks for posting that, I might just steal it for my blog.

Mckayla sure is excited to see you. She asks all the time when Christmas is so she can see Stephy