InspirEmail No 80 - A message of love and encouragement


There is no such thing as canít; only varying degrees of don't want to
Tony Donohue

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InspirEmail No 80 - March 13, 2006
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

A message of love and encouragement

A nurse took the tired, anxious young soldier to the bedside. 'Your son is here,' she said to the old man lying in the bed under an oxygen tent. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed soldier standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The soldier wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

The nurse brought a chair so that the soldier could sit beside the bed. All through the night he sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that he move away and rest awhile, but he refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the soldier was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.

Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night. Along towards dawn, the old man passed away. The soldier released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.

Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the soldier interrupted her.

'Who was that man?' he asked.

The nurse was startled, 'He was your father,' she answered.

'No, he wasn't,' replied the young soldier. 'I had never seen him before in my life.'

'Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?'

'I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.'

The next time someone needs you ... be there for them. Stay and you'll be glad you did.

We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.

Author Unknown



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When things go wrong as they sometimes will.
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill.

When the funds are low, and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out.
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you can never tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems afar.

So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit.
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

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