Budokon.com produces videos that blend martial arts, yoga and meditation practice. I have several DVD’s which by the way are great (more on that later) and I am on the mailing list. This moning when I received the email below am it made me stop and think. Thought I would share the email.
(Side note – I start every day with a gratitude prayer because I never want to forget how lucky I am for being here – see Gratitude).
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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 will 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.’
Today, before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.
Today, before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone
who has nothing to eat.
Today, before you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone
who’s crying out for a companion.
Today, before you complain about the distance you drive – Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
Today, when you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.