Monday, November 18, 2013

Do a good turn. Daily.

This should be your next Scoutmaster minute:

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.. Hospital window.

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.

Take just a minute to read the rest.

"...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God."
-- Mosiah 2:17 (Book of Mormon)

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