A Story to Live by

November 7, 2008

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 for the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Before her boyfriend left in tears, he told her: ‘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.


Today before you say 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.


Source: A beautiful sharing extracted from email circular.


8 Responses to “A Story to Live by”

  1. dabido65 Says:

    That idiot BF should have just donated one of his eyes because then they’d look the same. 🙂

    That would have given a different effect to the story, Dabs. 😛

  2. Kyels Says:

    This is a beautiful post and thank you for sharing!


    The pleasure’s mine, Kyels. 🙂

  3. anjali* Says:

    Great story about the blind couple.

    Glad you like it, Anjali. 🙂

  4. Not the first time I read this blind girl and her boyfriend story, but it still hurts everytime I read it. It does happen in real life, you know, not the eye transfer, but the inability to see what treasures we have before us, blindness or perfect vision.

    I know, Kenny.. from my own personal experience.
    That’s why I’m sharing this story.

  5. x5 Says:

    almost put me to tears…how touchy!

    Very, X5. *hugs*

  6. zewt Says:

    maybe this story bless all souls who read it…

    I hope it does, Zewt. 🙂

  7. faa Says:

    it did hurt my sense when i read the ‘blind girl’ story.. what a cruel girl, what a pity guy *_*

    Such is life.. there are all sorts of ppl like that in this world.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts & dropping by, Faa. 🙂

  8. Trinity Says:

    ah so sad! Dabs is cleverer than that BF hahaha..

    Dabs is a wise friend, Trinity. 🙂

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