July 14, 2011


Hi friends,
The other day Mommy got an e-mail from Ami, the lovely Miss Asta's Mom. It was very inspiring. Mommy wanted to share it with all of you and Miss Asta just had to be our featured doggie friend.

Love that smile.

Change Your Thinking

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 month 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.'

The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.
Mommy's got a whole pack on Kleenex if you need any, she did!
Me and Weenie are going to the groomer tomorrow. I'm starting to look like a rag muffin, so I'm gonna get a trim.
We have finally started to get a little rain here but Tuesday we had a storm, while Mommy was at work, and I was terrified but Weenie wasn't. Mommy plans on doing a post about what she found when she got home. All I can say, Weenie must love me. He's my hero and protector.
{{{huggies}}}.....Mona & Weenie


Benny and Lily said...

Wow, thanks for passing the poem along.
Benny & Lily

K9 Katastrophie said...

Oh what a touching story! Thank you for sharing!!! I hope you share some pictures of you all newly groomed!


Ginger Jasper said...

We got this too and just love dit. The meaning is so true.. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wasn't that the most inspiring message! Mom got that same email - we all love Asta and her Mommi.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

We got this poem too, Mona. Isn't it just fabulous!
Everyone seems to be getting hairecuts! Mitch got one and it's my turn on Sunday!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

sprinkles said...

Everyone but me seems to have received this email. Thanks for sharing, it was touching!

Lorenza said...

It is beautiful.
Thanks for shring it!
I hope you had a nice spa day!
Kisses and hugs

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Moving parable, Miss Mona. It's like an O. Henry story.

Bet you'll feel cooler in all the heat, after your spa day and trim.

Jed & Abby

Shane Kent Louis said...

wow, what a beautiful poem! thanks for sharing with us! keep posting please! I really have a great time in reading it! ^_^

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