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Motivational and inspirational short stories about life – The Window Seat (Story # 14)

It is said that, “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and life of the candle will not be shortened”. There is a tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared is doubled. Making others happy is one of the best ways to have a great day yourself. It can brighten the world around you. In the series of inspirational  and motivational short stories about life, today we are presenting the Motivational Short Story # 14 – “The Window Seat”. This is the story of happiness, the story of mindfulness (living in the present moment) and the story of courage (remaining happy in adverse situations).

Motivational and inspirational short stories – The Window Seat

Once upon a time in Durban, two men, both seriously ill, admitted to same hospital. They occupied the same hospital room. One patient had window in the side wall or you can say had the window seat or bed. While the other one had simple wall without any windows in it.  The patient having his bed next to the room’s only window was allowed to sit up in his Fowler bed for an hour everyday in the afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. The other patient had to spend all his time flat on his back. Both the patients became friends soon and used to talk for hours every day. They used to speak about their families, friends and occupation. They also talked about their involvement in the military service and about their holiday, etc.

Every afternoon, when the patient in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the beautiful things he could see outside the window. The patient 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.

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The patient with the window seat used to sit by window and describe to his roommate how 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 was visible in the distance.

As the patient by the window seat described all this in exquisite details, the patient on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

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The other patient grieved the death of his roommate. As the days passed by, he started missing the way his roommate described the view out of the window. In a hope to have a glimpse out of the window and the beautiful world outside, the other patient asked shift him on bed next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Though he improved on his health conditions, yet he was not comfortable enough to sit on his own. 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.

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It was surprising to him. The window faced a simple wall.

The patient asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate to describe such beautiful and wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the patient was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to make you happy.”

Moral of the Motivational Story

The story is simply heart touching and communicate many important messages. First one, there is nothing more satisfying than to see someone smile. And above all to know that you are the reason behind that smile makes you more satisfied. Spread happiness and bring sunshine in the life of others. When you make others happy, everyone see you as a positive and happy person. It helps you build strong loving relationships. The easiest path to happiness lies in making others happy. Second, have courage and accept the situations. The bling patients accepted the adversity (blindness). He was happy person spreading happiness and smile in surrounding environment. Third, be mindful and live in the present moment. Though the patient on the bed away from window could not see outside, yet he was mindful and enjoying the beauty outside as described by the patient near the window seat.

To conclude share and spread happiness around you, it is the best way to keep yourself and others happy.

So that’s all from my side in this post. Over to you now, I and other readers will love to hear your thoughts  and learning from this motivating story.

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