There was a blind man who once sat on the streets with a container asking for help. He had a sign that read, “I’M BLIND PLEASE HELP”. People did not pay much attention and he only received a few coins from the people passing by.
A lady came along and saw this while passing by. She paused, came back and scribbled something on the back of the sign. The man was confused and had no idea what was going on. She put the signboard back, assured him and left.
Immediately people began to stop at the place and started helping him generously. His container filled up almost completely. Then the lady came back. He recognized her by touching her shoes and asked, “What did you do to my sign?” She replied, “I wrote the same, but different words”. He thanked her and she went away.
The sign read, “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND I CAN’T SEE IT”.
That’s the power of words!