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Friday, 17 July 2015

LESSON OF THE WEEK :: BE AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS.

Two men were seriously ill. They occupied the same room in the hospital. One of them was lying in the bed near the only window in their room. Every day he was allowed to spend some time sitting up in his bed to help draining the fluid from lungs. The other man was forced to spend all his days flat on his back.

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

Amazing views of a park with a beautiful lake could be seen from the window of their room. Children delightfully played among ducks and swans. Couples walked arm in arm among colourful flowers. 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 night the man, whose bed was near the window, died peacefully during sleep and his roommate was very sad.

After some time, when the nurse came to visit him, he asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse agreed and kindly made the switch. 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 the next time, 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.“

MORALS.
Be an encouragement to others and not a discouragement.
Give someone else's hope irrespective of what is happening around you.

Wishing all our muslim friends a happy Eid celebration.


22 comments:

  1. very well said darling.. it's always a thing of delight when one has a support syestem

    www.glowyshoe.blogspot.com

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  2. A real lesson. Thanks dear

    Www.miimisdiary.com

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  3. Life is meaningless unless shared with others

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  4. Life as it is ..

    Thanks for sharing

    elitism6.blogspot.com

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  5. Well said Glo, it's good to be an encouragement to others and not a discouragement. Thanks for sharing dear
    alabekee.blogspot.com

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  6. A delightful read no doubt. Greetings!

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  7. Wow I was gripped to the very end- very encouraging and I shall share. Thanks ever so much

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  8. Awwwww I almost cried....that was so kind of the blind man

    chincobee.blogspot.com

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  9. Awww, such a great man.

    Bolateethole.blogspot.com

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  10. nice story, nice one TLB
    jibbykd.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice and inspiring.

    ckjacob.blogpot.com

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  12. It is so easy to get caught up in one's own challenges and you forget to be the voice of comfort, encouragement and support for others going through a hard time. May the good Lord give us the grace to be our brother's keeper in small and large things alike. Good job Gloria

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  13. Glo, where went you today? Hope you're fine? Just checking up on you. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Thanks hun I am good just took a short enjoyment leave lol.

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  14. Nice article. Good Job. Courage and self determination speak s well

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  15. Great story, sweetie! I find it really inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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