Encouragement story – Something to think about



Children playing at Boston Public GardenTwo men were seriously ill due to their health issues. They occupied the same room in the hospital. One of them is lied in the bed near the only window is in their room. Every day morning he was allowed to spend some time sitting up in his bed to help draining the fluid from his lungs. The other man was forced to spend all his days flat on his bed.

They talked a lot about their life, families, happiness, jobs, vacations. Every time, when the first man was sitting nearby the window, he use to described in detail all that he see outside the window. His roommate always looked for those moments, when his world was broadened and brightened up by the outside world.


He use to describe Amazing views of a park with a beautiful lake could be seen from the window of their room. Children delightfully played among ducks in a pool and swans. Couples walked arm in arm among colorful flowers with breezy air. Also the stunning city skyline could be seen.


When the man by the window had been thoroughly describing all that was happening outside the window, his roommate would close his eyes and imaged all the beautiful scenes of life that were told to him.


One morning the man, whose bed was near the window room, had died peacefully in his sleep. His roommate was very sad due to companion.

smile-and-be-happy-the-day-is-brand-new-encouragement-graphicAfter some time, when the nurse came into the room to visit him, he asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse agreed and kindly made the switch. He switched to window nearby bed. When she left, the man slowly and painfully propped himself up on one elbow and took the first look at the world outside. He was stunned. The window faced a blank wall.

When the nurse came to visit him again, he told her about beautiful things outside the window that his roommate described him. The nurse replied that his roommate was a blind man. She said: “Probably he just tried to encourage you.“

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