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A different perspective

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by SignosaurusRex, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    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 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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  2. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    Best five rules I've ever read S'Rex!
    Thanks for sharing :thankyou:
     
  3. Bill43mx

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    Thank you for that!
     
  4. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    :thankyou::goodpost:
     
  5. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    Life's what you make of it!
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Like!

    Fred we need a like button.
     
  7. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    very nice post rex!

    simple rules.... i really believe it's just that easy.
     
  8. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    and......"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time."
     
  9. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    danged ol' dang man.

    :thumb:
     
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