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Be Creative…Be Innovative

September 10, 2008

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 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. 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.’

Do you think the  first sign and the second sign were saying the  same thing?
Of course both signs told  people the boy was blind.
But the first sign  simply said the boy was blind.
The second sign  told people they were so lucky that they were  not blind.
Should we be surprised that the  second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be  thankful for what you have.
Be creative. Be  innovative. Think differently and  positively.

Invite others towards good with wisdom.  Live life with no excuse and love with no  regrets.
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.

Great men say, ‘Life has to be  an incessant process of repair and  reconstruction, of discarding evil and  developing goodness….
In the journey of life, if  you want to travel without fear, you must have  the ticket of a good conscience.’

The most beautiful thing is  to see a person smiling…
And even more  beautiful, knows that you are the reason behind  it!!!

PS: even more beautiful if you did everything good with a great heart, Ikhlas !!!


From → Hikmah

One Comment
  1. mayflower19 permalink

    that is nice story but i saw this on another blog too.. anyways i think u’ll like mine too

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