One day his wife developed a skin disease. Slowly she began to lose her beauty. She became depressed because she did not want her husband to see her in her ugly condition. She prayed for God to help her.
It so happened that one day, her husband left for a work assignment in another state. While returning home, he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. It was tragic but it seemed to answer the wife's prayer.
Their married life continued happily as before. Even though the wife continued to lose her beauty, she did not worry too much about it. After all, her blind husband couldn't see her face or appreciate whatever beauty that was left. She was no longer depressed.
The husband found a home-based online business and he spent more time with the wife. The wife helped him in the business by reading all the online orders that came in. The husband did the packing of products that needed to be mailed to the customers.
The husband continued to love the wife deeply in spite of the fact that his wife's diseased skin had made her really ugly.
The wife took little notice of her deteriorating physical condition but continued to take good care of her husband.
She was his eyes and in most evenings, they sat close together at the balcony of their townhouse, as she described the activities of the street below for him to appreciate.
Many years later, the wife passed away. Her death brought the husband much sorrow. He missed her so badly.
At her funeral, a good mutual friend asked him what would he do without his wife to help him now... since his blindness was such a handicap to him.
He turned and looked at the friend in the eyes and said, "I am actually not competely blind. I can still see quite clearly in spite of the accident. I was acting as though I was totally blind. The reason is that if my sweetheart was to know that l could see her ugliness, it would have pained her more than her disease.
During our time together, she had never mentioned about her ugliness. She really thought that I could not see her skin condition.
I love her much more than her physical beauty and moreover, she was such a good wife. I believe that she was happy till the day she passed away.
One day, when I see her in heaven, my darling will not only be beautiful inside but she will be gorgeous outside too."
Moral of the story:- *In order to be a blessing to the people you love, it is good for you to act blind and ignore their shortcomings. You will not only bring harmony to your relationship but also great joy to the one you love. God bless you as you learn to become 'blind'*
Adapted by Albert Kang