Five Simple Rules To Be Happy

The 92-year-old lady is fully dressed by eight AM, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when she was guided to her tiny room “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 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.”

She went on to explain, “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.”

NOTE: The preceding is not original content from me, but it’s one of those things that resonate with all of us and carries a hugely positive message. And with that, here are

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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