Oh my friend it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. – Hubert Humphrey.
Mrs Jones a 92-year-old lady, moved into a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away. After waiting in the lobby a nurse came by to announce that her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, the nurse provided a visual description of her room. “I love it,” she said. “But you haven’t seen it yet,” said the nurse. “That doesn’t have anything to do with it” said Mrs Jones.
“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, and dwell on the past and my regrets. Or I can get out of bed every morning with a positive attitude and be thankful for everything that I do have.”
Five simple rules Mrs Jones lives by:
- Free your heart from hatred
- Free your mind from worries
- Live simply
- Give more
- Expect less
Mrs Jones definitely knows the secret to happiness!. 🙂