Let's be grateful that God keeps our heart beating through the night; grateful that we have enough breath in our body to have another day and another chance to make a difference in someone's life. The following episode inspired by the writings of an unknown writer reminds us to be more grateful for all the blessings that we have in life.

Please note that there is a link towards the bottom of the page for another version in video.

A blind boy sat in front of a building with a hat by his feet. He had a sign which said: "I am blind, please help,” There were only a few coins in his 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.

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 foot steps 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?

The moral of story: Be thankful for what we have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives us a 100 reasons to cry, let's show life that we have 1000 reasons to smile. Face our past without regret.

Handle our present without regret. Handle our 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 we are the reason behind it!!!

Sometimes we need a reminder to be thankful for the blessings we have been given …..

Here's another version in video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=258135340978946

By Tim Pedrosa


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?  Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.