before you…

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 her 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.

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.

Today before you complain about life –Think of someone who died.

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.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive and still around.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.


4 thoughts on “before you…

  1. My father told me a story about a boy who complained that he had no shoes. An elderly man heard the boy complain about having no shoes and said, “You are complaining that you have no shoes, think of the boy who has no feet to put shoes on”.

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