First published: Nov.14.2019
A man was sitting in his room with deep sad thoughts and a pen in his hand. He wrote: “I’ve had a terrible year. Last year I had surgery and took my gallbladder out.
I had to stay at home for a while because I had complicated surgery.
I turned sixty that year and lost my job. I worked for thirty years for this publishing company and loved my job.
I lost my father in that sad year, and it broke my heart. My son had a severe accident last year, and because of his injuries and being in the cast, he couldn’t participate in exams and lost his chance at medical school that year.
The car turned into a piece of garbage, and we didn’t have full coverage insurance to fix it. Oh dear God, what a terrible year.”
He left his writing on his desk and left the room for a walk.
His wife came to the room and saw her husband’s gloomy note.
She sat there and grabbed a paper, and wrote, “I had a blessed year last year. I got rid of my painful gallbladder, I was in severe pain for years, and now I am free of that.
I reached my sixty when I was fully healthy. Now was a great time to retire and focus on my dream, which is writing. My father passed away peacefully, and he lived a healthy life on his own, not on a deathbed.
Last year my son miraculously came out of a horrible accident only with some broken bones, we lost a car, but my son can walk, talk, and live like before. What a blessing year it was indeed.”
She left the note for her husband and left the room.
“We should remember that it’s not only the happiness that could be a blessing. We have to be thankful for many negative things that didn’t go worse.”