The man who saw it all

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  1. PushpavalliSrinivasan

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    This is a moral story received thro' mail that I wanted to share with you all.
    Subject: The man who saw it all !



    Good morale story....

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    >Hi folks,
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    A great note for all, 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 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 the 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."


    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's why it is called the present."

    Hope that we all could learn something from this story.
    Love,
    Pushpavalli
     
  2. Sashmitaa

    Sashmitaa Senior IL'ite

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    nice story Thanx for sharing
     
  3. nandhinikumar

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    Heart touching story. Keep posting such nice things.

    bye
    nandhini
     
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  4. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    Its a touching one. I read this somewhere before and it was good to read it again.
     
  5. slp807

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    nice morale!!!

    thanxs for sharing such a wonderful story

    cheers
    sreelatha
     

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