Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you

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.’

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 is why it is called The Present .’

source : someone’s post on facebook

Bahagia itu pilihan

Seorang pria berumur 92 tahun yang memiliki selera tinggi, selalu percaya diri, bangga akan dirinya sendiri, selalu berpakaian rapi setiap harinya, dengan rambutnya putihnya yang selalu tertata rapi meskipun dia buta, masuk ke panti jompo hari ini. Istrinya yang berusia 70 tahun baru saja meninggal, dan mereka tidak pernah memiliki anak, sehingga dia harus masuk ke panti jompo.

Setelah menunggu dengan sabar selama beberapa jam di lobi, dia tersenyum manis saat seorang petugas memberitahukan bahwa kamarnya telah siap. Ketika dia berjalan mengikuti petunjuk jalan ke elevator, petugas itu menggambarkan keadaan kamarnya yang kecil. “Saya menyukainya !” katanya dengan antusias seperti seorang anak kecil yang baru saja mendapatkan hadiah seekor anjing dari orang tuanya.

“Pak, Anda belum melihat kamarnya, tahan dulu perkataan Anda.” kata si petugas. “Hal itu tidak ada hubungannya”, dia menjawab. “Kebahagiaan adalah sesuatu yang kita putuskan dari awal. Apakah aku akan menyukai kamarku atau tidak, tidak tergantung dari bagaimana perabotnya diatur, tetapi dari bagaimana aku mengatur pikiranku sendiri.”

“Aku sudah memutuskan untuk menyukai kamarku. Keputusan seperti itu jugalah yang kubuat setiap pagi setiap aku bangun dari tidurku. Untuk menyukai apapun yang Tuhan berikan padaku hari ini.”

“Aku punya sebuah pilihan, aku bisa saja menghabiskan waktuku di tempat tidur hanya untuk menyesali kesulitan-kesulitan yang terjadi padaku karena ada bagian tubuhku yang tidak berfungsi, atau aku bisa turun dari tempat tidur dan berterima kasih atas bagian-bagian lain tubuhku yang masih bisa berfungsi.”

“Setiap hari adalah hadiah, meski aku tidak bisa melihat, tapi aku masih bisa memusatkan perhatianku pada hari yang baru, dan pada semua kenangan indah dan membahagiakan yang pernah kualami dan kusimpan. Hanya untuk kali ini dalam hidupku, umur yang sudah tua adalah seperti simpanan di bank, dan aku akan menikmati dari yang telah aku simpan selama ini.”

“Jadi nasehatku untukmu adalah untuk menyimpan sebanyak-banyaknya kebahagiaan di bank kenangan kita, dan berterima kasihlah pada orang- orang yang telah mengisi bank kenanganmu.”

Ingatlah 5 aturan sederhana untuk menjadi bahagia:
1. Bebaskan hatimu dari rasa benci
2. Bebaskan pikiranmu dari segala kekuatiran
3. Hiduplah dengan sederhana
4. Memberi lebih banyak (give more)
5. Jangan terlalu banyak berharap (expect less)

Enjoy your day ..

Sumber : ngga inget darimana dapet cerita ini. mungkin dari salah satu posting di facebook. many thanks to whoever wrote it ..:)