Friday, 22 January 2016

A Bank Account of Memories

"Happiness depends on how you arrange your mind!"




Here's a lovely story that just randomly popped into my Inbox today.  I thought it just too hard to resist so I'm sharing it on here because it's so gosh darn sweet... PLUS it has ice-cream in it.

Hopefully it makes you smile and then gets you thinking about the priorites you might like to re-evaluate in your own life.

Or at the very least, it will have you wondering if you'd look good in a hat this cool?

ENJOY!


Elderly seeing things clearly
Clever AND licky!




A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she was legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. 

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. 

"Oh, 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.” 
And with a smile, she said: 

“Remember the five simple rules to being happy: 
  • Free your heart from hatred. 
  • Free your mind from worries. 
  • Live simply. 
  • Give more. 
  • Expect less."



Yes, you know she's right.

And with or without hat - don't you hope to sound as fabulous and worldly-wise as this one day?

NOW, HANDS UP WHO WANTS ICE-CREAM!!!



Cheers
Dollie







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