The first poem that I memorized and recited was “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. There was a stanza that says:
He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well.
I am grateful for my gift of sight. Those who know me might wonder why because I wear eyeglasses regularly. In fact, I started wearing eyeglasses since I was 11 years old. That said, there was a period between my late teens and early adult life that I did not wear them for more than 8 years until I had vertigo and wearing prescription lenses somehow eased the dizziness. I have to admit that wearing eyeglasses is cumbersome. The part that hooks to the temple can cause some strain in my ear area. The part that hangs on the nose bridge slips now and then when I sweat. After wearing glassing for a few hours, I can feel its weight on my nose and ears. (Yes, I am a picky astigmatic person. Ha!)
There is a bright side to my woes.
There are already lightweight and elastic eyeglasses available in the market. Most eyeglasses come in different colors, shapes and designs. Eyeglasses have become a fashion item and I have seen several frames in animal print design. Cool huh? Plus, several manufacturers have established their online presence by setting up online stores with a variety of style options to choose from. I am impressed at those manufacturers with a good corporate social responsibility. I have seen one company that gives a pair of eyeglasses for free to those who need them every time someone buys a pair from them.
The gift of sight is not just having a vision in a physical sense but using that vision to help others.
That somehow my worries about my daughter. Her left eye is not normal. She has 600 grade in her left eye and the right eye is just that normal. She wear that eyeglass when she was still 4 years old and she is wearing it for four years now. :-). But I am still thankful that she still can see..clearly when she is wearing her glasses.
The bright side: at least one eye is normal.
The gift of sight is something to be really grateful for. Great that you have something to ease your woes.
Very true. Sight is might!
The eye sight I deem is one of the most vital organs. And if I were asked again the question, “would you rather be blind, deaf, unable to walk?” my response will be the latter.
The world is very beautiful and the eyes are an important tool to further appreciate God’s creation 😀
I love that quote at the end. I will be using it! 🙂
I love the poem too. I am wearing eye glasses too, I can’t do anything about it, I have to use it 🙁
Although I’ve been wearing glasses for 12 years already and can’t live without glasses and contact lenses, I’m still very appreciative that I can see the world and the great things in it. I can’t even imagine how my life would be without the gift of sight. Anyway, I also love the quote at the end.. 🙂
Well the text on the second image made think deep! hehehe…. I could tell that my eyesight’s starting to deteriorate. While writing this comment, I’m recollecting about what was my vision then when I had the perfect sight. Hhhmmmm…. 🙂
*made ME think deep…
The sense of sight is really one of the most important senses that we have and we should be truly grateful to have them because there are some who have lost their eyesight.
Thanks for sharing this post 🙂
The optometrist my parents go to used to send birthday cards with discount coupon yearly. I think they’ve already stopped, but they’ve already built a loyal fan base. They have personal touch too and really connect with their customers.
Unfortunately because of my work infront the computer my sight is not as perfect as before… i have a astigmatism and nearsightedness defect.. urgh!
We do what we can. I also have astigmatism but all is well, that is why I wear eyeglasses.
Nice final quotation. Sometimes, blind person are better than those having sight but cannot appreciate what’s around them.
i’m wearing glasses too, i started way earlier than you. i was in first grade. i love to read, that’s why i’m so thankful for the gift of sight.