January 17, 2007

No Complaints!

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.
He was always there for her.
She said that if she could only see the world,
she would marry her boyfriend.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and
then she could see everything, including her boyfriend.

Her boyfriend asked her,
"Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too,
and refused to marry him.
Her boyfriend walked away in tears.
Later, he wrote a letter to her saying:
"Just take care of my eyes, dear."
This is how humans change when their status changes.
Only few remember what life was before,
and who has always been there in the most painful situations.

Today, before you think of saying 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 to the grave too early.
Before you complain about your children,
think of someone who desires children, but they are barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house
and that 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 wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another,
remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down,
put a smile on your face and thank God you are alive and still around.
*Author Unknown*

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