Thursday, August 13, 2009



This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember and thanks to Angie-Lovetheprimlook for sending it to me!!

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each

morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved

perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After

many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled

sweetly when told his room was ready..

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description

of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just

been presented with a new puppy.

Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'

'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.

Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.

Whether I like my room 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 for your 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.

Pass this message to 7 people except me.
Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.


Carmen S. said...

I love this! Words to live by for all of us, thanks for posting:)

Shari said...

I love this! It has been one of those days (weeks) when it's nice to be reminded of things like this. Can I share this with other folks or mention for them to check it out here?


Times of old creations said...

Very important words to remember and live by! This certainly has made my day brighter just by reading it! Thank you for sharing! Deb

Jan said...

Such a wonderful thing to remember! Thanks so much for sharing! Jan

Jonthy said...

Five great rules to live by. Thanks for sharing Sue