Change your words, change your world.


A blind beggar sat on the steps of a building with a sign saying “I’m blind, please help me”. Many people walked by, but only a few of them gave him money.

A lady walked by and saw the sign. She wrote something else in the back of the sign, then she put the sign back so that everyone who went by would see the new words.  After that, almost everyone who passed by gave the man money.

The blind man recognized her from her shoes that he touched before when the lady came back. He asked her what she wrote. She told him that she wrote down the same thing, but in different words. “It’s a beautiful day and I can’t see it.”

Should we be surprised that the second sign was more powerful? I do not think so. The first sign simply stated that the man was blind and he needed help, whereas the second one implied that people were luckier than him, because they were able to enjoy a beautiful day.

The second one reminded people to be grateful for what they have, and it brought out the sympathy toward the blind man. Consequently, as a result of this compassion that they are much more open and willing to give him the money.

Moral of the Story: Change your words and it will change your world.

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  1. Alice Lin
    June 20, 2012

    Your sister is extremely bright to pay attention to these kinds of things. Simply change our words, we can gain the power to change the outcome. Hope we can apply it to our daily life.

  2. Alice Lin
    July 4, 2012

    Thank you for coming to my site. I am grateful that you can get useful information from my blog.

  3. Alice Lin
    August 1, 2012

    Thanks and welcome. Please specify the date and the title of post that you have in mind, so I will be able to provide the information correct recommendation.

  4. Alice Lin
    August 11, 2012

    Thank you very much for your kind words.

  5. Alice Lin
    August 24, 2012

    Yes, let’s change the little things to improve our life. Thank you very much for visiting my blog, and I appreciate your response.

  6. Alice Lin
    August 26, 2012

    Thank you very much for letting me know that you enjoy my article. Wish you a wonderful and successful week.

  7. Alice Lin
    August 26, 2012

    Thank you for your kind and encouraging response. Do not forget to register so you will receive my email notifications of my new posts for this blog.

  8. Alice Lin
    November 10, 2012

    Thank you.

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