Improve Your English – 239 [Archives:2004/743/Education]

June 3 2004

Dr. Ramakanta Sahu
I. What to Say
Situation and expressions: (68)
'Get well' wishes

Solace to sick is a sacred service. 'Get well' wishes, on the one hand, infuse in the sick much-needed cheer, a robust optimizm and hope that ensures speedy recovery and, on the other, restores the inner well-being to the indisposed.

– Relax till the time you are back on your feet. A little wish for you to get well soon. Warm wishes fondly come your way to hope that you recover soon and be at your best.
– Hoping for your quick recovery. Thinking of you and hoping good health and good times are right around the corner. Get well soon.
– Thinking of you and wishing you well. If we plant good deeds on sunny days, their beauty will remain in spite of clouds and rain. Remembering all the nice things you have done, the things that make you so dear, and hoping these rainy days will pass and sunshine will reappear. Please get well soon.
– Wishing you a speedy recovery. To let you know you're thought of in a very special way and to hope you feel a little better each and every day. This comes warmly to say that all the understanding and warm encouragement are with you as you rest. May you return to good health as fast as possible and remain so, always. Get well soon!
– Get well soon. Hope you're taking care of yourself and getting lots of rest; so it won't be very long before you're feeling at your best.
– This brings a bit of sunshine to brighten up your day, to let you know you're thought of in a very special way. When you're not feeling well, sometimes it's easy to start feeling a little lonely too. That's why I just wanted you to know that now, more than ever, you're in my mind and in my head. And hope tender love and indulgent care will boost your sense of inner wellbeing and put you back on the road of recovery. Take care.
– Sorry, you're sick. Wishes for you to hope the days are few until you're feeling strong again and just as good as new. Get well soon.
– As you recover in the hospital, hope this little message will make you aware of how often you're thought of and how much others care.

(B) Composition
Expand the central idea contained in the maxim
71: He prayeth best who loveth best

Last week's topic
70: Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Alexander Pope has said:
Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be blest.
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come
Hope, indeed, is the elixir of life. It sustains life. It is what comes everyday with a new dawn and helps a person to tide over the problems, setbacks and obstacles that threaten to dampen his spirit. It is the dream of a waking man. In the best of times and in the worst of times, the candle of hope illuminates his path. Emily Dickinson, the celebrated English novelist, rightly observes: 'Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
Hope gives us the inner strength and beauty and impels us to move ahead with zest, vigor and vitality. So when there is no hope there can be no endeavor. As the Old Testament mentions, “Hope deferred makth the heart sick.” Hope is the driving force and is the only tie with keeps the heart from breaking. So, it would be no exaggeration to say that hope is life.

V. Pearls from the Holy Quran
” O My slaves who have been prodigal to your own hurt!
Despair not of the mercy of God; Verily God forgiveth all sins; verily He is the forgiving, the merciful.

VI. Words of Wisdom
“As the sun colors flowers so does art color life.”
)Sir John Lubbock