Coaching Football's "Little Things"

Developing a Consistently Successful Football Program

“Don’t fuss… be thankful, Part 2

Posted by admin March - 16 - 2010 - Tuesday

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.” There were only a few coins in his hat.

A man was walking by. He looked at the sign, took a few coins out of his pocket and tossed them in the boy’s hat. He took the sign, turned it around and on the back wrote a few words. He placed the sign back on the wall so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. People walking by were giving a lot more money. That afternoon the man who changed the sign stopped by to see how things were going. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Are you the man who came by this morning and changed my sign? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said only in a different way.” I wrote, “Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it.”

Both signs told the people that the boy was blind. But the first sign merely stated that the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they weren’t blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?!

Moral of the story: BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE! Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and think positively.

When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show people that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for your future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear!

Just remember, God is near…. closer than you might ever realize. God bless you and your family. From a friend to a friend.

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