Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Story of a Blind Couple

--by Purvi, posted Nov 30, 2007
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.  In fact, she disliked everyone, except her loving boyfriend who was always there for her.  She used to tell her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I would 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 for the first time.

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.

Life Is a Gift.

Today 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.

Before you complain about your husband or wife, think of someone who's crying out for a companion.

Today before you complain about life, think of someone who went too early to heaven.

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.

Before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another, remember that not one of us is without faults.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down, put a smile on your face and count your blessings that you're alive and still around.

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
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Readers Comments

Pushpa kanyal wrote: Beautiful, inspiring, great post.
Today it worked as a great boon when i was soo depressed.
Have shared nd sent to all my friends this precious post.
Gud eve.
Each nd every word is with a great depth.
Praveen Barnawal wrote: Really mind blowing, §tory ab tk suna tha, aaj pura padh bhi lia.

Gr8 inspiring. For life towards goal.
Chante' Spikes wrote: This is so profound!
Toto wrote: That story is very inspiring. Thanks so much. I have learnt to appreciate everything i have.
kennie wrote: Can i cry? This story s the best for me. Thanks for this inspiring message.
KEN wrote: Let us always think of the less priveleged before complaining about everything
ramita wrote: A beautiful story from which i have to learn many things
Angam wrote: An eye opener story for many of us who are living a gross ingratitude to our Master who gave His all for our well being.
valerie wrote: Thank you! I needed to hear this today!
Atari mcconnehead wrote: This is an inspiring story!

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