A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am 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 new 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."

What he had written was: "Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it."

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

"It is He, Who has created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give." [surah Al-Mu'minun; 78]

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Comment by Mishaikh on June 6, 2015 at 5:23

I am thankful to Allah for everything he gave or will give me, I am also thankful to all for the thing he didn't give me or will not give me, because HE IS 'ALEEM' (knows every thing), may be those things I didn't were not suitable for me, but still HE WILL GIVE ME THE AJR (REWARD) here after, and it is said that those rewards would be so much that the MANKIND will wish that their no wish would have been fulfilled.

Comment by femina on October 18, 2014 at 8:21

Thanks for this wonderful blog..we must say thanks to Allah for this great life

Comment by Nomi on October 17, 2014 at 19:23

you have put together an excellent effort for us to realize that how gifted we are and how much shall we be thankful to Allah.

A very useful blog. Bundle of thanks for sharing.

Comment by Mishaikh on October 17, 2014 at 10:23

Heart touching blog. Thanks for sharing.

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