A Change of Attitude

The story is told of a woman who during the war went to live with her husband in camp on the Mojave Desert. She simply hated the place; the heat was almost unbearable, 125 degrees in the shade, the wind blew incessantly, and there was sand – sand everywhere.Finally, in desperation she wrote her parents in Ohio that she couldn’t stand it another minute and was coming home.Quickly came the reply by airmail from her father – just the two familiar lines:“Two men looked out from prison bars… one saw the mud, the other saw stars.”

The daughter did some real thinking, not only with the intellect but also with her heart. She decided to stick to her post.

She made friends with the natives, learned to love the country, and eventually wrote a book about it.

The desert hadn’t changed, but her attitude had. Because she listened with her heart to the words her father sent, a whole New World opened up to her.

The Gift
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend who 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, and 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 that said:

‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they Were yours, they were mine.’

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food for thought
What is the distance between the eyes and the soul?
You don’t need eyes to see, you need vision!
The way we see, is the way we perceive
May your day be filled with smiles!
 I received a wood burning art kit for Christmas and have been playing with it. I didn’t think about scanning them till tonight and have given several away already (grin) I enjoy doing this and here is a little pic I did for my wife.
contemplating wood-burned art Etigami’s (grin)