Today is a gift…be thankful for it!

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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.”

A man noticed when he was walking by that there were only a few coins in the hat. He then 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?

On this beautiful morning try to not only be thankful for everything you have but also try to find a way to help someone else. When life gives you 100 reasons to be unhappy, give it 1000 reasons to smile.


The challenge in the gym is “CHOOSE ONE, LOSE ONE”….as in habits! Choose one good/positive habit you will adopt this month, and one bad habit you will lose in order to push you towards your goals and living your BEST! If you do this at the first of every month, by the end of a year you will have gained 12 good habits and lost 12 bad habits! Way less daunting than trying to change everything at once, and most definitely more effective when it comes to long term success!


Today is a GIFT….do something AMAZING with it!