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Saturday, March 20, 2010


The following story touched my heart. As someone who has recently lived through a difficult situation, it hit directly home. I thought I'd share it and a couple of thoughts with you today. Sometimes a reminder of the things that really matter is a good thing to have. I know some who should read this and take it directly to heart.

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

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.

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.

Others, will purposefully set out to add to the pain of someone who's life is in turmoil.

Still others, who are unable to behave in such a way as to display the dignity of knowing right from wrong. They have a misguided sense of entitlement.

I have known a couple of people like this in my life.

So Sad. Shameful really.

Life is a gift. Appreciate the ones who stand beside you in hard times...and take inspiration from those who show loyalty and compassion to those who suffer difficult times. Surround yourself with people who live life with integrity. Live Long, Laugh Often, Love Much.


Helen said...

An incredibly lovely post, Tootsie! And so incredibly true.

Mrs. M said...

Wow. That story really struck home. Thanks for sharing.
It's amazing how people handle adversity...their own and their friends...some people are filled with grace and others...not so much.
Thanks for reminding me to have grace and be grateful for all the little things.
Mrs. M

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Tootsie, this just brings tears to my eyes. So true that we have to remember all the good, let go of the bad and thank God for wherever and whatever we have and are. It is so important to try and always make someone else's day a little brighter. Great story. Thanks. I hope your day is going well and have a Blessed one. Hugs, Marty

Silvia said...

great post Tootsie..have a great weekend..

Lynn said...

This gives one a real good point to ponder..


CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

You know someone made a video of a story like this. It was really a good one. I am going to try and seach for it and will send you it if I can find it(-:

linda may said...

You have a beautiful heart.
The ones who hurt others will another day...another way...have it come back to them. But they won't be as strong as you to handle it.

9405018--Pat said...

So True! wonderful post today...thanks for sharing...Pat H

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

I found the music video
copy and paste in your browser and it should take you to see it(-:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tootsie...I had no idea that you were going through a bad time. I am so sorry. I haven't been here for a while..I guess I thought you were taking a break.
Who hurt your feelings?? I'll go beat 'em up!!!

Seriously, that is a sad story. It should be an eye opener as well. Almost overwhelming. Life can be harsh and strange. We need all the kindness, sweet words and understanding that can be given and received. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Love and hugs to you Tootsie!
...and I would never beat anyone up...well...maybe.. :)

Nancy's Notes said...

What a perfect post for a Sunday in Spring. I am in awe of all the beautiful people I am blessed to meet with this new found joy of blogging. I am so happy I dropped in today. Your post is a blessing to read. I'll be back soon.

Nancy's Notes

The JR said...

Good post Tootsie!