Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Bank Account for Old Age

It’s About Being Happy
I received the following in an email a few days ago. It’s good advice. I wish I could be like that. Read on…

elderly_man 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. 
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Faith begins right where our understanding stops.

Quote of the Day
Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.
~Doménico Cieri Estrada

Joke of the Day

Two men were in the Bahamas on a vacation. The first one said I had a fire at my business and I came down here on what I received from the insurance.

The second man said, "Well, that's kind of like me. I'm here on insurance money because my plant got hit by a flood."

The first man looked at him real serious like, and whispered, "How do you start a flood?"

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