If I Could Only See

I sometimes receive things by email that are just too good to not pass on.  This is one of those things.  My cousin sent me this and I have no idea who the author is. I tried googling it but all I got was the lyrics to some song and it wasn’t these lyrics.  I am passing it along even though I can’t give credit to the author.  We should all think about things like this.

If I Could Only See…..

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 would 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.’

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 

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’s crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today 
before you complain about life –

Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

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 remember: you’re alive and still 
around. 


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I PRAY 
THIS MOVES AROUND 

The Entire Universe . . .. 

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About pegbur7

South of the Mason/Dixon Line
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13 Responses to If I Could Only See

  1. dwight says:

    Great blog Peg! You are the greatest person I have every known. Proud to be your Husband,Love Dwight

    • pegbur7 says:

      I’m glad you think so, but, I guess that is all that matters. I am just as proud to be your wife. I have to disagree with you though. Just look in the mirror baby.

  2. This is a beautiful one. I’m glad you posted this. The story at the beginning just about broke my heart…

  3. Angelia Sims says:

    Powerful. What a humbling display of reasons to be grateful. Thank-you for sharing this email. This brought tears.

  4. Lovely! Thanks for posting it Peg!

  5. terrepruitt says:

    Thank you for the reminder.

  6. Heather says:

    Oh that is soo sad!
    A great reminder to be grateful for what we have.

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