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September 16, 2008

A Lesson in Gratitude

Having an Attitude of Gratitude is an important key to living a Life of Pure Happiness. As simple as it is to do, it's not always so easy to get started. Sometimes, little dark clouds can hide Life's many blessings. And believe me, our lives are filled with an incredible amount of them. You just need to choose to see them. So, the next time you find yourself thinking how bad life is, we'd like for you to remember this story....

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 will 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 boyfriend.

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: '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 Gift.

Today before you say 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 to GOD for a companion. Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven. Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren. Before you argue about your dirty house 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 who wish they had your job. But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us is without sin. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Traci, for sharing this beautiful story. We are ever so Grateful. It is a wonderful reminder of how we should give thanks to everything around us. Today, choose to see the many priceless treasures around you.

Many Blessings....

Hugo and Roxanne
~ Believe Achieve ~

P.S. How has this story impacted you? Please share your thoughts! We'd be so Grateful!

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  1. This story is an amazing way to help us remember to be grateful for what we've got. I know it certainly has helped me, both today and in the past. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Hi Angie!!
    So happy to have shared it with you. A wonderful Gratitude reminder, indeed.

    Many Blessings....Roxanne & Hugo

  3. That's an amazing story Hugo & Roxanne - thanks for sharing it with us ... having to relook at things & adjust to situations that we didn't expect .. gratitude plays such an important part & learning not to judge - is important to me at this hour of need. I look forward to returning to more positive thoughts, concepts & ideas ...

  4. Hi BeHappy!!
    We absolutely agree with you!! It's our perspective on each situation which makes a life-changing difference. We like to call it, "Attitude of Gratitude." When we start to look at all areas of our life in this manner, it opens our eyes to the many blessings which were blurry before. It's an Amazing feeling!!

    We look forward to you coming back again soon.

    Many Blessings....Roxanne & Hugo

  5. oh my gating the-d i am the blind story to my children thank you for teaching


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