“Today Is A Beautiful Day But I Cannot See It”

I received this by mail from a friend a year ago so I thought it would be nice to share it here.  I checked it out and it’s very famous around the net.  Everyone is sharing this beautiful and inspirational story.
Truly sharing is caring 🙂

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.” 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 told people that 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. 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.

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


  1. beautiful is all i can say and i have read it before but its the kind of story that you can read or hear over and over but it will still strike a chord in you.thanks for sharing…

  2. This should be a lesson for all of us. Thank you for making this post today.

  3. timotheous128 says:

    Love this! So powerful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Luvit, thanks for sharing…………… 🙂

  5. Lovely, just a lovely reminder. I have seen it before but our world can never have too many reminders of goodness and how fortunate we are 🙂


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