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[IPr] Re: [IHope you enjoy this

A great note for all to read it
will take just 30 second 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 of the rainbow.  Grand old trees graced the landscape, 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 world outside.  Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for 
himself.  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."  The origin of 
this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on. 
 Do not keep this letter.  Do not send money.  Just forward it to your 
friends to whom you wish good luck.  You will see that something good happens 
to you.  Something Good already happened to me....

I have you to send this to

-Love Anne Morris

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