Your Outlook  

rm_kneel_be4me 50M
264 posts
6/27/2006 7:26 am

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7/2/2006 11:58 am

Your Outlook

I don't like "pass along" emails. I almost never pass them along. I tell all my friends not to send them to me. And of course they still do from time to time.

When they do send them to me I send them an email that says something about Letting them know that I WILL NOT pass them along and if they really beleave that if they send it to x number of people they will have something good happen to them then they also must beleave if they dont send it to those people something BAD is going to happen. Well now that you know I will NOT send them out to others then if they send it to me it is the same thing as wanting or wishing something BAD to happen to me.

Well My mom sent me one of the pass along emails and this one was small so I actualt took the time to read the first few lines and kept reading.

Now I know that 99% of all those touching or moving stories are made up. Yes they touch your heart and they sound so real Oh and they have all these testimonial witnesses to back it up... Yeah right I can make all that up too.

So knowing this story is as fake as any other why write about it? Well It does inspire or help us to focus our energies onto the possitive in life.

So here it is...

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly, 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.

timeforfun219 42M/43F  
2155 posts
6/27/2006 1:17 pm

Well said... live free, love free, be free... lol.. I feel like a hippie~

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

Hippink 36F  
4498 posts
7/1/2006 10:16 am

That's a great little story! I try to do the same. A POSITIVE OUTLOOK MAKES FOR A GREAT DAY!
ALWAYS look for the silver linings around the clouds!
Hippie XXX

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