Five Simple rules........

  1. 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.
    >
    > 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. 2 Comments

  3. by   suzannasue
    Thanks for this funnygirl_RN,...a definite pearl of wisdom.
  4. by   Mkue
    I love those simple rules.

    Thank You.

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