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a friend shared this story with me…

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 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 real world outside.

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 money can’t buy. 

The origin of this letter is unknown.  Just forward it to your friends to whom you wish good luck.

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Your highest good and truest possibilities cannot be taken from you.

It is your Divine Heritage.

 

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

 

 

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* If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

* If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

* If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

* If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

* If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

* If you plant hard work, you will reap success

* If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

* If you plant faith in God, you will reap a harvest


blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

 

 

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Some good information from Dennis Waitley:

In a way, human beings behave like bees.  If you place several bees in an open-ended bottle and lay the bottle on its side with the base toward a light source, the bees will repeatedly fly to the bottle bottom toward the light.  It never occurs to them to reverse gears and try another direction.  This is a combination of genetic programming and learned behavior.

Put a bunch of flies in that bottle and turn the base toward a bright light.  Within a few minutes, all the flies will have found their way out.  They try all directions—up, down, toward the light, away from the light, often bumping into the glass—but sooner or later they flutter forth into the neck of the bottle and out the opening.

We often allow ourselves to become locked in our present circumstances, even if we are unhappy and really want to be reaching in a new direction.  What we’re doing may make us miserable, but at least it’s familiar.  One of the most important factors in achieving personal success is the willingness to try things out, to experiment, to test new ground.  In fact, this is the only way to learn and progress: trial, error, feedback, knowledge, trial and success.  It is a far better thing to try to succeed and fail than to do nothing and succeed.

* Try it
* Change it
* Do it

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
Albert Einstein

smiles,
🙂  Lee
The MEGA Coach

 

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