Wisdom of the Elderly  

MWWwantsmore 51F
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5/2/2006 4:52 am

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5/3/2006 4:35 pm

Wisdom of the Elderly

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coiffed and shaved perfectly applied, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many
hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

"I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an
eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

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

"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. 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.

Phuc_Buddy 46M

5/2/2006 4:56 am

Absolutely wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing that.

MWWwantsmore replies on 5/2/2006 5:04 am:
Always willing to share

firestarter665 42M/39F

5/2/2006 4:57 am

Beautiful post!!!

MWWwantsmore replies on 5/2/2006 5:04 am:
Thanks hun!

timeforfun219 41M/42F  
2155 posts
5/2/2006 5:58 am

How true... and each night when you go to bed, erase the day and start over fresh with the sunrise! Happiness is all about attitude! Of course somedays it just rains anyhow...

If my boobs were bigger I'd be a BBW!

MWWwantsmore replies on 5/2/2006 4:07 pm:
Sometimes its hard to erase all the things that happened during the day but if we focus on the good it helps!

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