A 92 years old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by 8 o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and make up 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 walk 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 the enthusiasm of an 8 years old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs. Lee, 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 likie my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it's how I arranged my mind. I already decided to love it. It's a decesion I make every morning when I wake up. I have choices; I can spend the day on 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 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 smile, she said:
"Remember the 5 simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less."
pSssttt ::: this post was given by incredible imran..... dia suh i bc...tp dia sudah mrh i lorhh.. sbb i memain :(
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