As the story goes…
Many years ago there was a blind woman who lived with her husband in a tiny town. They were very poor and they had no children.
Although the woman had a very hard life she remained positive and confident that one day something would happen to turn everything around.
Then one day when the blind lady was all alone a fairy appeared and she could see it as clear as day.
The fairy said, “I notice you have very little and you’ve been blind all of your life yet you’ve remained positive and confident and you have been a fine example of graciousness for those around you.
Now, I would like to honor your dedication by granting you one wish and only one wish. I will come back in the morning to fulfill your wish.”
The woman was surprised to say the least, but she was not shocked for she always held true that something would happen to turn her life around.
Later that day the women told her husband what happened and he was ecstatic.
He pleaded, “You should wish for sight. This way you can see the world for the first time.”
The woman absolutely wanted sight, but she also knew that just being able to see wasn’t going to turn her life around. SHE WANTED EVERYTHING.
Then the woman met with her extended family to tell them what happened, and they said, “You should wish for children, they will make you so incredibly happy.”
The woman absolutely wanted children, but she also knew that just having children wasn’t going to turn her life around. SHE WANTED EVERYTHING.
Then the woman ran into some of her friends on the street and she told them what happened, and they said, “You should wish for a lot of money. Money can buy you anything you want.”
The woman absolutely wanted money, but she also knew that just having money wasn’t going to turn her life around. SHE WANTED EVERYTHING.
As the woman thought over and over again about what she was going to wish for, morning came quickly and the fairy appeared as promised.
Then the fairy spoke, “I have returned to grant your one wish. Have you made your decision?”
The woman stood up positively and confidently, then she spoke. “I wish to watch my three children play in our family castle.”
The fairy nodded in affirmation, then granted the wish.
Everyone lived happily ever after.
MORAL OF THE STORY: We can absolutely find a way to have everything we want if we continue to stay positive and confident while never settling for less.
That’s how to ultimately live as the most complete version of ourselves.
How The Blind Woman Got Everything
– Written by Motivational Joe