There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving husband. He was always there for her. She told her husband, “If I could only see the world, my love for you will be even more…” One day someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off she was able to see everything, including her husband. He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, has your love for me changed?” The girl looked at her husband 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 had an impact on her, and she refused to be with him any longer. Her husband 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 few remember what life was like before, and those who were always by their side in the most painful situations.
• Life is a gift today, before you say an 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 crying out to the Almighty for a companion.
• Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who has left this world for the Hereafter.
• 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.
• And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and think: you’re alive and still around.
EXTRACTED FROM INSPIRATIONS VOLUME 6