Ok readers I have been MIA lately due to a lot going on in my offline ( not my blog) business world. But I have not forgotten you! Just so very busy with the holiday season upon us. Just wanted to let you know why I fell off the edge of earth! Now meanwhile I wanted to share with you something I got in my email the other day. I normally do not share chain emails, BUT this one caught my eye and I am so very glad it did. This is a fantastic & true eye opening perspective on happiness. Please read & be blessed!
A 92-year-old, well-poised and proud man, is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock. his Hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home.
His wife of 70 years passed away, making the move necessary. After hours of waiting patiently in the nursing home lobby, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets hung on his window.
I love it,' he stated.
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, 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 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.
Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.