Positive Attitude by Upasana Sachdev, India

Positive Attitude

by Upasana Sachdev, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

There was a blind boy who was sitting on the steps outside a building with a hat in his hand and a sign was lying near his feet saying “ I AM BLIND, PLEASE HELP ME”. There were only few coins lying in the hat.

A man was walking by and read the sign & put some coins in the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around & wrote some words on it. He put the sign back so that all the people passing by could read the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. Later that afternoon the man who had changed the words on the sign came back to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked him, “Were you the one who had changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “ I only wrote the truth. I wrote what you had said but using different words”. He had rewritten the sign as “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.”

The message given by both the blind boy and the other man were the same. However the words used by the man were more positive and left the image on all the people looking at the sign and the blind boy was optimistic and lived life to the fullest.

Similarly saints know and understand the importance of always living one's life with a positive and different attitude.

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