My Eyes – –

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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
her 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.

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.

Today before you complain about life – Think of
someone who went too early to heaven.

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.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down –
Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive
and still around.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the best of everything
they have.


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About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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