The Window


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There were two seriously ill men, were in the same hospital room. The man was allowed to sit for an hour to drain fluid from his lungs and his bed next to the window. While the other simply lying.

They talked about their lives  for hours on end. About family, work, and their activities. The man who sitting next to the window was spending time with lively activity and color of the outside world. As the man who sit next to the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the beautiful scenery. Yeah, all the events out there he told to the man on the other side in detail. Until one day the man on the other side thought that all that seems unfair. Why he should have the pleasure of it, while himself did not? That he thought. Because of that, he could not sleep. He could not stop thinking about it.

One night, the man who next to the window began to cough.  He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. He tried to grope button to call for help. While the other men on the other side was unmoved to press the button to call the nurse. About five minutes later coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there is only silence – silence. The next day it turned out the man was already dead by the window. last man on the other side asked to occupy a bed near the window.

Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. Finally, he was very happy because now he will see what the dead man described. But he was in shock, why there is only a cement wall outside the window. Then he pressed the button to call the nurse and restless, he asked why the deceased roommate who is telling all the beauty outside the window? There is no beauty whatever he saw. Is this the new wall and recently? Why did he give clear details but does not exist? he asked. The nurse then said, “Perhaps he just wanted to Encourage you and make you happy. You see, your roommate was totally blind. ”

Source : http://catholicvu.com/newpage347htm.htm

Well, you see that the happiness sometimes we can not see and feel. We usually assume it is a normal thing, but it is the most beautiful gift from God. Although we do not get happiness but we can give it.

Posted by : Eni Purnama

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