Monday, November 9, 2009

Keep the faith and drop the fear

Today I tried to stay busy because I knew I would go crazy just waiting by the phone for the MRI report from my Doctor. After noon, I did call to see if the reports had even come in and they had. So instead of worrying every minute about what the results are about my knees, I tried to keep myself occupied. After 5:30 p.m. I realized that I wouldn't get a call today, so I just hope that tomorrow will bring information with it. I am trying to be positive and keep the faith. I need to remember to keep a perspective on things and count my many blessings. Fear can take all that away if you let it. So tonight, I will share this sweet story, that a dear friend sent to me. What perfect timing!

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."
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?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

"When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile..  Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear. "

"The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling...
And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!! "

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the times that you have supported and lifted me, to help keep me smiling... when I thought I couldn't go on another day. I am smiling, and it is because of such wonderful family and friends like you!


Matt and Cristina said...

I'm so sorry about your knee. Yuck, I hate for you to go through another problem. I have been thinking a lot about faith versus fear lately as well. Somedays I wake up and see little Hannah and am just filled with fear because I want to take good care of her, but I'm still not very confident in my motherhood role. Matt's grandma stopped by this weekend and said something that has stuck with me. I asked her how in the world she was able to raise 11 kids?! She said, "Sometimes in life, you just do it!" I keep thinking about that. It's so simple, but so true. You just do it! Faith requires us to move forward. Fear would make us stop and not do anything. just a thought... baby's crying!

*b said...

keep checking to see if you found out...please know i'm thinking of you!