Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Not the kind of thing which I usually post, but I liked this.

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 manoeuvred 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!  

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