Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday - 3/18/10

EDITOR'S NOTE: We are back home from today's surgery. Everything went well with no complications. Thank you all for your prayers.


Gratitude
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, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!! Catch yourself when you start complaining about what you don't have. Remember; where there is life, there is hope.


Enjoy your Thursday with a heart of gratitude.  


My dear hubby is having the first of two carpal tunnel surgeries this morning. Please lift him up before the throne. I covet your prayers. Thank you for your friendship and love.



Peace and Joy,
Susan

Acts 4:10-12 (NKJV) 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

11 comments:

Mari said...

We have so much to be thankful for. I enjoyed the story.
Praying for your hubby today. My husband had this surgery about 10 years ago and did very well afterwards. Praying the same for yours!

Jenny said...

I loved this post :) Praying your husbands surgery goes well.

Mary said...

What a wonderful story! Thank you!

Sandy said...

This post touched my heart so much. Thank you!!!
I am praying for your husband.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Hello Susan. I pray your weekend it great. I pray your hubby's cts surgery is a success. I posted a track back link on my blog to your post today. I wanted to share it with those who read my blog that might not read yours. Thank You Lord for putting Susan in my path. In Jesus' name, amen.

Sweet Tea said...

That was beautiful!

Praying all is well for your dh's susrgery.

2Thinks said...

Nice story. I like that.

Also like your shamrocked blog background.

Blessings for a wonderful day...

On Purpose said...

I am SO thankful to have visited my friend Kimberly's blog and be led here...for this girlies heart is way too full of hormones and emotions...and I know in my head that I can't live out of those alone...but in Him and His truth!

Praising Him for you and your family today. Praying your husband heals quickly!

Denise said...

Prayers continue for your husband.

Kim said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. Praying for quick recovery!

gigi said...

This little story was so true and we could all benifit from applying it to our lives.
Prayers for a fast recovery!