A 92 year old man, who is dressed each morning by 8:00 with his hair combed and face shaved, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, an aide described his
“I love it!” he said.
“Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room,” the aide said.
“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.”
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
a.. Free your heart from hatred.
b.. Free your mind from worries.
c.. Live simply.
d.. Give more.
e.. Expect less.