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Thread: This is Awesome!

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    > 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
    > just having 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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    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
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    That really is beautiful.....thank you .

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    A lovely way to look at life :D :wink: :D

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    Thanks, I'll will pass this on.

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    I had read this before, but, I am glad you posted it for me to read again. It is well worth remembering these few simple rules to make life happier. So thanks butterflywing this was a good read.

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    Beautiful. That is an eye opener. It's how we all should live our lives.

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