Mind Curry for soul II

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by ansh12, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. ansh12

    ansh12 Bronze IL'ite

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    How To enjoy In The Rain

    It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his
    80's,arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.

    He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

    I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be
    over an hour before someone would be able to see him.

    I saw him looking at his watch, and decided, since I was not busy with
    another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

    On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got
    the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
    While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's
    appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

    The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to
    eat breakfast with his wife.

    I inquired as to her health; he told me that she had been there for a
    while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

    As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

    He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not
    recognized him in five years now.

    I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even
    though she doesn't know who you are'?

    He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't know me, but I
    still know who she is'.

    I had to hold back tears as he left; I had goose bumps on my arm, and
    thought, 'That is the kind of love I want in my life'.

    True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an
    acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

    With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one
    that comes along that has an important message.

    This one I thought I could share with you.

    The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    they just make the best of everything they have.

    'Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
    But how to enjoy in the rain.'

    Share with everyone you care for as I have shared by all ILites, as I care for everyone of you. With warm regards and best wishes to everyone

  2. Paulina

    Paulina Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear ansh,

    That was such a beautiful narrative. Honestly,reading about the sublime love that the venerable old gentleman still cherished for his wife who was a victim of Alzheimer's brought a lump in my throat.
    The ending or the moral is also highly appreciable.
    A really good eye opener .Leaves one misty eyed and cannot resist the temptation toBowto the benevolent soul such as that old gentleman who cared so much for his dear wife though she failed to recogonize him,her husband of so many years.

    Shall circulate the story to other pals too.Thanks for sharing

  3. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks for posting this one, Ansh!
    Really moved....

  4. revathy45

    revathy45 Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks for the wonderful post Ansh,

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