Now, I’m not someone who normally tries to change people’s life or tell anyone how to live. After all, what do I know about your life? What do I know about anyone’s life other than my own life? However, every now and again I stumble across something that touches me and makes me want to share it with others. This is one of those rare things that I came across that I think needs to be shared.
Now, I’m not going to bore you with the whole story although I will give you a link to the website. Here is the gist of the story though. There are 2 men; they are in a hospice care center, getting ready to die. One of them is able to sit up and look out the window, but the other one is forced to stay on his back the entire time and is not able to look out the window.
The man who is able to sit up tells the man who is unable to what he sees. He describes beautiful summer days, parades and other events. The man who could not see out the window sat and enjoyed the stories, closing his eyes and imagining the story. Unfortunately, this was not to last as the man who peered out the window died one morning.
After a few days, the other man asked to be moved next to the window. As he was laying there, he convinced the nurses to help him into a sitting position. When he peered through the window, he found nothing but a brick wall. He was shocked and told the nurses what the other man said was there. The nurse looked at him, smiled and informed him that the other man was blind.
The moral of this story is that one can make any situation into something else. This includes a bad situation, such as being blind and dying. While people are busy worried about every negative problem, it is important to visualize the positive, be thankful for what one has and create new reality for your self.
While I don’t know if this story touches you or not, I know it touched me and it has helped me through some more challenging things that have come into my life. I think this story will continue to help me by reminding me about the different things that I have to look forward to and how to best see the good in every situation.
As promised, here is the post that I found. I don’t know if this is the original posting or not, but it is where I got the story. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2XyoTS/manifestmastermindblog.com/2009/08/changing-view/