Enjoy Your Day with Gratitude

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I’m blind, please help. ” There were only a few coins in the 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. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the 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 footsteps 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?
Be thankful for what you have! But remember, be creative and learn to think differently and positively.

一个把帽子放在脚前的失明男孩坐在一座楼前的台阶上,旁边放了一个牌子,写着“我是个失明的人,我需要帮助。”但是帽子里的钱很少。
这时一个男人路过,他从口袋里拿出了一些钱放在帽子里,然后拿起牌子,转过身去(翻到另一面)在上面写了一些字,然后把这个牌子放到了所有路过的人都能看见的地方。
不一会,帽子里的钱就开始多了,很多路过的人都把钱给了那个失明的男孩。下午的时候,那个男人来到了男孩那里,看看事情怎么样了。失明的男孩通过脚步认出了这个男人就是上午改了他牌子的人,他就问那个男人说:“你就是那个改了我牌子的人吗?你在上面写的什么呢?”
那个男人回答说,我写的都是事实,写的都是你说的,只不过是换了一种写法。我写的是,“今天是美丽的一天,可惜我无法看见它”。
两个牌子上写明的是男孩是个失明的人,第一个牌子只是告诉人们,那个男孩看不见。但是第二个牌子却告诉人们,他们应该感恩,因为他们看的见,没有失明。我们应该惊讶为什么第二个牌子更有效,更能引起人们的同情心(第二个牌子效果更佳,并没有什么好惊讶的不是吗)?
应该时常感谢我们目前所拥有的。但是也要记住,你要创造,学会用不同的方法进行积极的思考。