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!. 🙂
56 thoughts on “5 Rules from Mrs Jones”
Awesome! This is so powerful, and freeing! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thankyou Nico. It was wonderful to share.
Following these 5 simple steps will have a profound impact on one’s life. Well stated!
It’s so simple but very effective. Thanks Jonathan.
Wow, I love this so much. Such simple advice, but advice that could have a profound effect on our lives.
I agree Carrie. I read it and thought exactly the same and realized how much I take for granted.
I love Mrs. Jones. ❤
I do too Mary! She is just lovely. 🙂
Indeed. Thankyou 🙂
That Mrs. Jones, she’s got it all figured out Karen. ❤
I reckon she does too Diana! xx
I love Mrs. Jones’ advice. It reminds me of a saying I have on my bulletin board by Paramahansa Yogananda:
Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.
Wishing you, Karen, a beautiful day. ❤
Beautiful words and understanding Carol. Thankyou. Have a wonderful day too.
Love these simple yet poignant ways to see life, it is all about our attitude and that will carry us so very far, or not, the choice is ours how we wish to see the world.
I agree, it is possible to live like Mrs Jones everyday!
Ahhhh, true and beautiful Wise Woman, Elder wisdom. Wonderful. Thank you for this lovely sharing.
It is a lovely share! She inspired me too Jamie. Thankyou.
What a wonderful post. So very powerful! To connect this sentiment and practice it daily is challenging, but what a better world we would co-create if we all were able to put this into practice?
Happy Tuesday, and thank you for this.
Exactly! It is a practice and a daily one for us all. Thankyou Missy Jean. 🙂
A woman with a wonderful disposition. A person of true faith who will one day be welcomed into God’s Kingdom as a good and faithful servant of His will. She has a greater vision than those who possess vision.
“Blessed are those who have not seen and believe.” – John 20:29
So true Alan. She reminds us all of this gift. Thankyou.
I love Mrs. Jones’ formula! ❤
Me too Eliza ❤️❤️
Great advice, Karen. ❤
It is thanks Jennifer! How’s your book going? ❤️❤️
What a great philosophy of life. When we know we can make up our mind, life becomes a choice 💛
Is does Val! Each morning we can make a choice ❤️💚
Something tells me she knew these truths before 92:). I hope I am the same way!
Oh yes I’m sure this was a practice of many years! It is a choice for each of us daily and hopefully from this understanding we can all be the lovely Mrs Jones! ❤️❤️
I think this is one of your bests. Advice to exercise now and definitely be reminded more as we age.
Technology has it now where blinds can wear a device that helps them visualize the surroundings and navigate easily.
Thanks Rommel. I agree it starts now before we get old. I will check your link out too it sounds great!
Love project Blaid Rommel! It’s such a gift for those who need it ❤️
The video feels good to watch,eh? It shows such sense of humanity. Toyota had a bad rep with airbag failures before, but this is a big image rehabilitation for them. Be it for that, the objective is so much wonderful for those who will benefit from it. Technology is replacing humans capacity and ability, but technology like this is good technology.
It is good technology! Thanks for sharing.
I was glad to hear from Mrs. Jones! Such a wise woman.
She is and she reminds us all we can do the same each day. ❤️
Perspective, mind-set, and how we frame matters, activity and choices will often yield the attitude and outcomes we seek. 🙂 It’s truly that simple.
I agree Eric! We complicate life when we make the wrong choices. I received your book yesterday afternoon so thankyou! I look forward to reading it. 😀
Five simple and wonderful rules to live by. thanks for these this morning.
Thanks Elizabeth! They are good to remember ❤️❤️
So simple, yet so not easy for many people. Thank you, for the rules. 🙂
Thankyou Amy! Practice is the key ❤️❤️
A great reminder that we are at choice. Nice post. Thanks, Karen!
Thanks Vicki ❤️💚
These simple rules that would make this world a better place. Thank you for sharing the powerful words.
Yes it’s often a simple attitude that can change how we see every situation. 🌸
I do agree.
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Karen I will take this one into this day and give it wings. My mother is very much like Mrs Jones, her positive vibe is infectious and I feel blessed to have a mum who has taught me similar life lessons to these. Have a wonderful day.
Your Mum sounds wonderful and we all need a great attitude like Mrs Jones! Happy Mother’s Day to you and your Mum on Sunday ❤️❤️🌺🌺🌺
Happy Mothers Day to you too Karen.
Thankyou Kath! You too ❤️💚🌺