IslamicTunesNews | THE MAN IN THE NEXT BED

Sahabat IslamicTunesNews, Kali ini kami akan berbagi sebuah kisah cerita penuh makna yang
sangat menginspirasi dalam hidup kita Bercerita tentang dua orang yang
terbaring di sebuah kamar di rumah sakit. It will take just 60 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.’


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.

“Yesterday is a history. Tomorrow is a mistery. Today is a gift,
that is why it is called Present .”






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