Be Happy

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed
    each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed 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.

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  2. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    words to live by...very good post brother
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Great post, buddy. Thanks for that one.

    -Red
     
  4. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Great post thanks for sharing!