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Sad,But Sweet

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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> Change
> Your Thinking 
>
> It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your
> thinking. 
>
>
> Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital
> room. 
> One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each
> afternoon to help drain the fluid from his
> lungs.
> His bed was next to the room's only
> window. 
> The other man had to spend all his time flat on his
> back. 
> The men talked for hours on end. 
> They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their
> jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they
> had been on vacation. 
> Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window
> could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his
> roommate all the things he could see outside the
> window.
> The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour
> periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by
> all the activity and color of the world
> outside.
> The window overlooked a park with a lovely
> lake. 
> Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed
> their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst
> flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline
> could be seen in the distance.
> As the man by the window described all this in exquisite
> details, the man on the other side of the room would close
> his eyes and imagine this picturesque
> scene. 
> One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a
> parade passing by.
> Although the other man could not hear the band - he could
> see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window
> portrayed it with descriptive words. 
> Days, weeks and months passed. 
> One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their
> baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the
> window, who had died peacefully in his
> sleep. 
> She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take
> the body away. 
> As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he
> could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to
> make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable,
> she left him alone. 
> Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to
> take his first look at the real world
> outside. 
> He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides
> the bed. 
> It faced a blank wall.
> The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his
> deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things
> outside this window.
> The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not
> even see the wall. 
> She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage
> you.' 
>
> Epilogue: 
>
>
> There is tremendous happiness in making others happy,
> despite our own situations.
>
> Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared,
> is doubled. 
>
> If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you
> have that money can't buy.
>
> 'Today is a gift, that is why it is
> called The
> Present
.'

by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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lujenem3
by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 6:52 AM

goodGREAT STORY!!

lujenem3

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