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Bank Acct of Memories

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


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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    What a beautiful blog and message! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Have a great evening!
    3861 days ago
    Thanks for reminding me what is really important to do in life. emoticon Jackie.
    3884 days ago
  • LUCIANA1950
    What a beautiful post. I came across this quite by accident looking for something nice to read on other people's blogs and Sparkpages. Thanks for sharing this. I hope you don't mind, I would like to share this with my team members at EarthWalkers. Thank you. Luciana
    4520 days ago
    This post brought a tears to my eyes. We as people tend to remember more negative then positive things in our lives. I wonder why that is? This post has made me rethink how I look at things. Thank you for the inspiration. Kathy
    4574 days ago
    What a beautiful post. Thank you.

    4589 days ago
  • no profile photo ONTARIOWALKER
    Thanks so much for posting this Jackie!!

    4590 days ago
    So true- thanks for this...MJ
    4591 days ago
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