|92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is Fully dressed
each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably
And makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to
a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away,
making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in thelobby of the Nursing home,
she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she Maneuvered
her walker! to the elevator, I provided a visual description .
Of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung On her
window. "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an
Eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs.. Jones, you haven't seen the room ..just wait." "That doesn't have
anything to do with it," she replied.
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my
or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged... it's how I
arrange my mind. I already decided to love it "It's a decision I make every
morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in
bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no
longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that
do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on
the New day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this
Time in my life. Old age is like a bank account ... you withdraw from what
you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of
Happiness in the bank account of memories. Thank you
Part In filling my Memory bank. I am still
depositing. Remember the five
Simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.