Bank Account

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Bank Account

    Bank Account

    A 92-year-old, small-framed, 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

    "I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just
    been presented with a new puppy.

    "But 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!"

    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.

    Nanon, Where is the Messiah and JG27_chili says Amen and like this.
  2. This is very good, thank you for sharing.
  3. Nice Dusty thanks- your brother Larry
  4. You all are welcome.


  5. Nice story..and the list of 5 is so true
  6. Yep it's all a frame of mind. It is a choice. Today I choose to be happy and pain free. Today I choose to SMILE :) it's going to Bless or mess some body up. Perhaps I will get a smile back :) That will make my day.

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