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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Attitude



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.

2 Comments:

Blogger Sally said...

What a great post, buddy. Yep, attitude makes all the difference! Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

7:57 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That was a beautiful post, Joe. Attitude makes a difference !! :)

*HUGS*

11:43 AM  

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