ATTITUDE- five simple rules to be happy  

HardNhorneee 53M
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7/31/2005 2:31 pm

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ATTITUDE- five simple rules to be happy

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'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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