“…There was…a blind girl who hated herself because….”

"...What is the STATUS of your heart....?"

“…What is the STATUS of your heart….?”

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.’

This is …how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life is a ….Gift

Today …before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before …you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before …you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today …before you complain about life – Think of someone who went a little too early to heaven.

Before …whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when …you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before …you think of pointing the finger or condemning another… remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.

And when …depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

Life is a GIFT…Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, and Fulfill it.

And then ….if all else fails, we KNOW that we can PRAY….

…..Author Unknown

…….Blessings….cjlb…..2/10/15

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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