A Word From The Very Wise!
I came across this article lately, and it truly impressed me. I’d want to share it with you; please take a minute to read it; you’ll be pleased you did.
Even though she is legally blind, the 92-year-old small, well-balanced, and proud lady gets completely dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair attractively coiffed and cosmetics neatly done.
Her spouse of 70 years had suddenly died, necessitating the relocation.
After several hours of patiently waiting in the nursing facility foyer,
When she was told her room was ready, she smiled charmingly.
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 who had 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 choose.” The way I arrange my thoughts determines whether or not I enjoy my room. I’ve already determined that I adore it. Every morning when I wake up, I make this choice. “I have a choice: I either spend the day in bed complaining about the parts of my body that no longer work, or I can get out of bed and be grateful for the ones that do.”
“Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes are open, I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.”
She went on to explain,
“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 easy guidelines to happiness,” she remarked with a smile.
1. Cleanse your heart of hatred.
2. Clear your thoughts of any anxieties.
3. Keep things simple.
4. Provide more.
5. Be prepared for less
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