“Helen Keller may have lost her sight, but she never lost her vision”
As I sat around the circle listening to the stories of the men and women in this group, I begin to wonder exactly what I could offer them. I was there to share with them about finding purpose in life and the value of volunteering. These men and women had walked a journey I couldn’t even pretend to understand. They were all totally blind, legally blind or were on the way to losing their sight.
As I begin to share, I was reminded that no matter what our circumstances…we all have a choice.
But first, we must see it differently.
No matter what our circumstances, we must look for the good in it.
No matter what our circumstances, we choose to have a grateful attitude.
No matter what our circumstance, we find purpose in it.
No matter what our circumstance, we choose to see it differently.
This group of men and woman inspired me as they shared their stories. They challenged me as they talked about caring for others, even in the midst of trying to cope with their own lives and their own pain.
What about you?
How are you seeing things these days?
Find the good.
Dare to see it differently. It’s what everyday leaders do, knowing that when they do they are making a difference in the lives of others.
“And we know that all things work together for good…” Romans 8:28
Thank you so much for sharing – you are so right, being grateful is such a gift that we choose. Thanks for sharing!
I love this! Thanks for sharing – may we always be willing to have new eyes!
A grateful heart is one of the most beautiful gifts from GOD ! When we are blessed with that we will see even the most painful situation differently , for all things work out all of the time for our good !
Enjoyed your post. It reminded of a quote I keep in my bedroom.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Thanks for the reminder!