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Each Day Is A Gift.....

Post by Vanilla2 on October 2nd 2010, 11:43 am

Each Day Is A Gift....... Author Unknown.

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. "I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she 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."

She went on to explain, "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."

And with a smile, she said, "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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Post by Spirit-Being on October 3rd 2010, 12:23 pm

Wonderful Story Vanilla2 Very Happy

I'm sure everyone that reads this Story will find, something that they can be Grateful For. I myself, tend to forget about what i do have and be Grateful for them. It's something i must work on daily every morning i awake.

For Instance this morning i awoke and felt really good, but my mind kept trying to convince me that something would go wrong or the Happieness would not last, it is very Negative Thinking, and im choosing not to Listen to it. I will Learn to be Grateful for Everyday just as Mrs Jones is.

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Post by Linda on October 4th 2010, 2:48 pm

I like this story too Vanilla2, inspires a positive attitude (-:
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