A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: ‘I am blind, please help.‘ There were only a few coins in the hat.

I am blind. Please help.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

I am blind. Please help.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked:

‘Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?’

The man said, ‘I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.’ Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.

Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.