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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

My cousin sent me this story, and I thought that it was worth sharing. I don't know the source. This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember.

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed
each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed 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.
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LORIVIOLA 4/3/2014 10:58PM

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SORTIZA99 11/20/2013 11:55PM

    A blessed day to you.

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MARYJEANSL 11/19/2013 1:29AM

  Lovely story - and the message is a good one for us all to think about.

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CINDYBEL 11/14/2013 12:13PM

    Beautiful. It sounds so simple and it should be. emoticon

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KAB7801 11/12/2013 9:26PM

    I love the 5!

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MAKINANIMPACT 11/10/2013 2:42PM

    Thank you so much for sharing! This very much rings true!

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JUDYAMK 11/10/2013 2:39PM

    Thank you so much for posting this short story. We have someone in our family that grumbles the moment she steps out of bed,shuffles off to the bathroom, shutting the door behind her & you can still hear her grumbling. Nothing ever pleases her.She has a nice home,money in the bank a loving family. If you ask her why she is so grumpy she becomes so mad & grumbles louder & says she is not. I am going to send this story to her,maybe she will change.
The for me I shall post this on my fridge,because there are times I am grumpy also,so thank you for passing the story on have a lovely week!!
Judy

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SMILINGEYES2 11/10/2013 1:52PM

    So true. Thank you for sharing.

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JOANNHUNT 11/9/2013 2:27PM

    THANK YOU FOR THAT AWESOME STORY. I HAVE READ IT BEFORE AND EVERYTIME I READ IT IT BRINGS HAPPINESS TO MY HEART OF MEMORIES. THANK YOU.

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KIN59VARA 11/9/2013 1:58PM

    What a beautiful blog, thank you for reminding me of my blessings.

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CHUBBY_MOM 11/9/2013 12:09PM

    So true!

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KITTYCAT64 11/8/2013 8:31PM

    Love it, and it is true. Sometimes the only thing we can control is how we react.

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2009SELENA 11/8/2013 7:59PM

    Wonderful message! Thank you for sharing.

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RENATA144 11/8/2013 3:33PM

  I Love this so much !!! This is how I try to live as much as possible. It's important to be a Blessing to others as they are to you. emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 11/8/2013 8:41AM

    Thank you for sharing

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JACKIE15108 11/8/2013 6:19AM

    Thank you! I copied it to keep for myself...hope you don't mind.

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TEDDYBEAR4788 11/7/2013 11:46PM

    Thank you for sharing this. Even though I've seen this several times over the years, it is always good to be reminded to be thankful.

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STRESS80 11/7/2013 11:15PM

    Thank you, this reminded me to be thankful for the memories that I do have. . and to be happy for the parts of me that are working vs. feeling bad for those that don't work.
Paula~

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MRSANDY 11/7/2013 10:21PM

    So true., one I need to remember more. Thanks

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FIRECOM 11/7/2013 2:19PM

    A perfect life plan. God bless that old man.

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  What a Perfect way to be !!!
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MIPALADY23 11/7/2013 1:11PM

    Like Like like!

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SUNFLOWERGIRL79 11/7/2013 11:59AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing, its so true.

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STESSOUTCHICK2 11/7/2013 11:46AM

    Great story, it was cute

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    Well said! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GRANDY-N-TN 11/7/2013 9:57AM

    I love it!!! This is just fantastic. Positive thinking, a pleasant outlook! The ONLY way to live. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a blessed day. Judi

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/7/2013 8:34AM

  Nice!

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  Wonderful story ...thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MAWMAW101 11/7/2013 7:40AM

    I have a copy of those 5 things on the bullitin board and read them every day!
Thanks for sharing.
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    He brightens everyone's day! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DKAY0923 11/7/2013 4:27AM

  GOOD BLOG

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JAMER123 11/6/2013 11:13PM

    Beautifully said!! I always say that if I wake up in the morning then it is going to be a great day!! If one holds on to those feelings, the day will be great! this is a good reminder for all of us!
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