Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre.
On April 20, 1999, in the small, suburban town of Littleton, Colorado, two high-school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, enacted an all-out assault on Columbine High School during the middle of the school day. The boys’ plan was to kill hundreds of their peers. With guns, knives, and a multitude of bombs, the two boys walked the hallways and killed. When the day was done, twelve students, one teacher, and the two murderers were dead.
Recently, their was a poor man that, like many without a home, spent his days on the streets holding up a cardboard sign asking for change. He wasn’t able to see, and his sign read, “I’m blind. Please help.”
Unfortunately, very few took notice of his despair until one day a wise woman took his cardboard sign, turned it over to the other side, and wrote the same thing, but in a different way.
On that very day, the poor man collected more money than he ever thought possible. What did she write on the board? “It’s a beautiful day but I can’t see it.”
Maybe we should practice and apply this to our daily life too, poor or rich.