Hospital window

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Hospital window

Post by bhawna91 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:18 pm

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 detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it. In his mind’s eye as the gentleman by th! e window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks 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 beside 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.”
Don’t leave hopes till living or until death. Inspiration by any means to others gives a new life. :F0 :gL

Think not of what can be done to add meaning into your life, but think of what you can do to make other’s lives more meaningful. The ailing blind man could not see, but he made the other man see meaning in life. We were created by God to live for Him and therefore for others. :F0 :F0 :gL

In life, encouragement is very important,lending a hand to others in matter which they feel impossible is really great and sounds good of ur presence in the earth.As the man was unhappy of his body condition where he was unable to get up, the other man although lame helped him to experience a vision of wonderful things to his last breathe of life.Nobody noticed his greatness during his presence, all was realized after. :F0 :wD

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Re: Hospital window

Post by Huurah » Mon May 14, 2012 1:18 pm

I have always loved that story :)

Thank you bhawna91 for reminding me of it :gL
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