E: Where is Sundance again? Me: Park City, Utah. E: Utah is not a real state in my book. Me: Um...why? E: Cuz it's got a stoopit name. Me: Well what about Maryland? E: Apparently it's a terrible place to live. Me: Da hell? E: I was watching a television show and they threatened to send the guy to Maryland and he started having nightmares.
This has been around for quite a while, but the message is just so wonderful...
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 colour 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 colour 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.
'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present. '
Wishing you ~ Heaven in your Heart, Starlight in your Soul and Miracles in your Life.
Since its Feel Good Friday, I wanted to pass along some good news - I got a part time job as a adjunct instructor! I'm making a little extra for the family on top of my current job and I'm teaching and getting the experience which is what I needed (I want to turn this into a second profession). I just wanted to pass along the fact that positive energy leads to positive action. I can't wait to start!!!
Can you ask the tribe to send good vibes & prayers up for T today? She has her college audition at VCU today. WHEN she gets in she will also have the opportunity to study as a member of the Richmond Ballet company.
Do you believe if you're hurting...you'll attract other people who are hurting too? Do you think that by checking yourself and being good to yourself you'll attract like minded people who will help keep you on track?
This was the most original movie I've EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER seen! Just...wow.
I can't WAIT for you guys to see these movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOMENESS~!!!!!! I'm not going to say anything more about them because I want you to see them and judge them for yourselves but seriously...AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!
Sorry guys...kinda busy. Here is one from the inbox that should be an awesome discussion:
I have a random question that I've been thinking about and wondered if you could ask the blog. I'm trying to work on my son's discipline and I'm trying to think of how parents instill disciplined patterns in their kids? Like doing chores everyday without being told, taking care of their things, etc. I was thinking about how people leave the military and are neat, timely, etc and I was thinking how can I instill those qualities in him now? Any ideas?