There once was a man who was blind from birth! He owned a fruit stand on a very busy street.
One day his only son came to him and told him that he read in the newspaper of a new discovery where they could operate on his eyes and allow him to see. The Father and son traveled to the doctor and paid for the operation.
The doctor ask the man after the operation: "What is the first thing you want to see when I take the bandages off?"
The man that was blind from birth replied, "I want to see my beautiful fruit on my stand!"
The Doctor and the son escorted the man, that was blind from birth, down to the busy street where his fruit stand was located for so many years. The carefully unwrapped the bandages so that he could lay his
eyes on the beautiful fruit! The man was so full of joy that he could finally see his life's work taking care of his fruit!
After a few hours of enjoying his beautiful fruit stand, he looked down the street both ways and saw there were quite a few fruit stands in both directions. He looked across the street and saw other fruit stands.
He spent so much time looking at other people fruit stand and he went out of business!
The reason I tell you this story is: mind your own life!
- You are an individual.
- You have different fingerprints, DNA, and thinking!
- You are one of a kind.
- There is no competition.
- You are on the endangered species list!
- Once you are gone, that's it!
- Be yourself and allow everyone else to be who they are.
--- Copyright © 2014 Mike Marino, Jr.
Mike Marino, Jr. aka "In Person", is the co-author of two books and an Inspirational Distinguished Toastmaster who helps people fall in love with learning. He speaks and writes on the love of Knowledge
is the root of all good!. To book Mike for your next association meeting, conference or corporate event, contact Mike Marino, Jr. "In Person" 504 833 4405
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