Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sent to me in an email...

I often get E-mails with cute pictures of baby animals or some odd jokes now and then, but this one I thought I would share here because it holds true for me. I love the message here....

This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember. 

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. 

from here you are supposed to "send this to seven people and you will receive a miracle today", but I don't do any of that. 


  1. Thank you this just made my day. I know i need to look at my life differently, and wouldn't it be something if the world did.. Love, love it!

  2. wonderful,I so agree with with your rules.I am going to call again for I somehow messed up your e-mail address.

  3. I love stories like this and completely agree with those rules! :)