Friday, January 30, 2009

An Inspirational Reminder

I just posted this inspirational story at my Circle of Women blog and I wanted to share this story here also. This story contains a message... a lesson and a reminder about life.

Why is it that we 'remember' while reading something or watching a movie that touches us that we should not take things for granted? To realize things are not really greener on the other side...To remember to love, be kind, live an honest life, treat others respectively and with a kind heart. We may remember for a short time, but then we forget...until the next time something crosses our path in which we remember again.

Unfortunately, for some, it takes a sad moment or an illness or losing a loved one to remember. I truly wish no one must go through a sad experience to remember how important life is...that life is a gift and we should not take it for granted or our loved ones.

This story touched me. In case someone has forgotten...

A Story to live by

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always
there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see
the world, I will 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.

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 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 to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who died
too early on this earth.

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.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning
another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think: you're alive and still
around.

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the post. I try to live this way daily.

AC Associates said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm glad you enjoyed this story. I try to live that way also.
I hope you're having a great 2009 so far. Mine is off to a great start!
Many Blessings~
Andrea

easyHomebiz4u said...

Hi, Your post is warm and engaging. Nice words to keep the body, soul and mind together. Keep it up.

What about link exchange with my blog?

I have added you to my blog roll.
Cheers
Benard Solomon
http://my-spiritual-health.blogspot.com

AC Associates said...

Hello Bernard,
Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed this post. I have visited your blog and enjoyed it as well. I have included you in my favorite reads with a link.

 
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