The story of the blind boy

On a busy street, a blind boy was waiting for someone to drop a coin in his can. He had a board beside him with a note written: “I am blind, please feel pity on me.”

A man came and dropped a coin and erased what was on the board. Soon, the boy heard a lot of coins being dropped in his can. The boy wondered and asked someone to read what was on the board.

“Today is a beautiful day, too bad I can’t see it”.

I shared this story 5 years ago and up to today, I find it most relevant for stories on relative joy.

The story here reminds us on various ways to see life’s challenges – wallowing in self-pity or celebrating our Calvary.

We always have choices. But the decision is always left to us to make. Comfort zones are so easy to settle in. And like the blind boy in the story, it’s what we’re used to – self-pity. Like many of us, we feel it’s a safe place to be, afraid of change, waiting for the miracles that would change the situation – instead of taking on how happiness can be achieved if we only changed our paradigm.

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