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Old 01-24-2003, 08:56 PM   #1  
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(I saw this and thought you guys would enjoy it)


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

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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Old 01-27-2003, 06:50 AM   #2  
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Kel, I love it! And what wonderful thoughts to start a new day with!

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 01-27-2003, 07:03 AM   #3  
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I'm posting those five rules on my fridge! Thansk for posting them. It kind of puts life in perspective!
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Very nice A greatr start to my day!
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Old 01-28-2003, 08:13 AM   #6  
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Thanks Kel, it really makes you think and be greatful.
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