Thursday, January 1, 2009


You know how you get those e mails with nice little thoughts? I got this a few days back and felt it was a powerful message for all of us. A great thought for the NEW YEAR! Let refine and define the essence of who we are with the power of our mind!



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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