Friday, 15 January 2010

A story to live by

Extracted this post from Xin blog. This teacher blogs really meaningful and interesting stuff about teaching & life! One of Teacher Jerry fav blogs! Hee....

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 boyfriend.

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.

Her 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.'

There's a korean MV that has a similar plot. But its much more touching.. So, prepare some tissue papers... =)

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.

Life Is a Gift

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's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Before you complain about life - Think of someone who died too early on this earth. Think about the victims in Haiti

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren...

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

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.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.


Xiaoxin ... said...

Love the video you posted. Forgot the numerous times i watched it and is still loving it ... and is still crying over it every single time ... Not the best wkend for me ever. But i won't be in grief and waste my own weekend. I shall cheer up! and Thank you :) for liking my humble virtual journal

Jerry Toh said...

hey! U r most welcome! I love that video too! Hee.. I guess, the TOH family members make great teachers! Hee... U blog is really meaningful & inspiring!

Ur latest post & Haiti earthquake sets me thinking abt 1 thing. Life is too short to think and bothered about all the unhappy stuff.

So, no matter wat happened to u, Cheer Up! Smile! Cause, Life is too short to be wasted on all those unhappy stuff! =)