Mimi's Motorcycle Journal

Wandering Thoughts from a Moto Make Up Artista

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Forwarded Message for Thanksgiving

This is one of those Fw:Fw:Fw: messages that I usually don't pass on or most of the time even read. But this one caught my eye, especially for Thanksgiving, and I thought I'd share it.

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.

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.

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.' What he had written was: 'Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.'

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.
The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful is, knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ride for the Homeless and meeting KT DID!!!

Wow! What a great ride this past Sunday. I was finally able to download my pics. (Computer problems here). Not only did I meet our fellow blogger KT DID, who is awesome to say the least, she was also so gracious as to introduce me to all her friends. Including Gavin Fax and Betsy Hueslkamp, two of the most beautiful people you could imagine. I so admire their free spirits and positive energy. KT and her crew put on a great benefit for the homeless.

I started my ride from San Diego up to Cooks Corner, a popular biker bar/restaurant, in Orange County. I've always heard of Cooks, but was never there. Great hangout! From there all bikes went to Santa Ana to another bar/restaurant called Original Mikes. Food, music and company were great! It was a decent turnout considering these So. Cal fires were looming in the background. I hope to see alot of these people at the next toy run on 12/14. Here's some more pics. I'm not much of a photographer, but hope you all enjoy!

I'm having trouble downloading again, so I'll post more later.