Eyes are one of the greatest blessings of
God. We often take them for granted because seldom do we lose
them. Yet for the people who have slowly gone blind after once
having this privilege, it is a very traumatic experience –
especially if there is no cure. The born blind too suffer an
ordeal no less.
Just to realize how big a favour of God
these eyes are, we may try closing them for, say a few minutes
and then try to go about doing our daily chores. It will be a
most upsetting experience for us.
Walking for a few steps without fear of
stumbling, drinking a glass of water without spilling it,
using the washroom with great effort, changing clothes with no
clue about the combination, no question of driving a bike or a
car – these are some of the ordeals that we will be
immediately faced with. Not to speak of the constant darkness
that remains with us forever and not being able to see our
surroundings and even our own selves.
Such then is the
gift of eyes that we have and we take it for granted. We must
periodically practice this “blind” drill to constantly tell
ourselves how lucky we are. We brood over so many things that
we do not have. But how about counting the blessings we have
and let us start counting with the eyes that light up our