A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a 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 boy's hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by could see the new words. Shortly, the boy's hat got filled up, yet people could not stop giving the blind boy more money.
Later the same day, the man who changed the sign earlier, came by and the boy recognised his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?" The man answered him "Yes, I was, 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 reminded people how fortunate they were to have their sight.
Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
Be thankful for what you have.
We all have alot to be grateful for, no matter the situation. Leave the past behind and strive to be better with the help of GOD. Face the future with boldeness and with a great convinction that things can only get better. Keep your faith alive by feeding it with GODS word! That is the weapon you need to conquer your inner fears! It is a beautiful thing to see a person smile. But even more beautiful if you are the reason for the smile!