Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Amazing how friends know what is needed in a time of feeling blue

This is AWESOME....something we should all remember.

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed 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 window

I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.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 isarranged .. 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 bankaccount of memories!Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.I am still depositing.

'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.

As of last night I did this myself.....

I have had a dark cloud looming over me for many weeks now and the cause of my problem was in laws....

Well I deleted the problem from my Facebook account as it was draining my spirit....

This has now free`d me...

Thank you friend who sent me this email ...


  1. Beautiful Mandy, you know that is just what I love to hear, thanks for sharing, it is a real treasure.
    How are you Mandy, I do hope there are new deposits of happiness going into your longterm account, I am sure this little gem gave you some of your daily happiness quota! I hope you are having a beautiful day, xxx Starry

  2. I want to be a naughty Nana when I am older like my grandma sharp and saucy! I liked that Mandy very sweet! I am glad you ridding yourself of the spiritual vampires ( I heard it on Dr Phil once and I liked it) Stay Cool Mandy!

  3. Hello Mandy,
    Those words are have been put together so well, they say a lot. Thanks for sharing and I do hope you are doing ok.

  4. Isn't that great you have been given the power to delete your problem.

  5. What a beautiful post, and email !

    I've worked in nursing homes and have met people there just that wise old man ! :)

    Life should be simpler than what we make it, shouldn't it ! :)

    I think we need to find the happiness within ourselves, instead of sweating over all the small stuff ! :)

    I know how menacing dark clouds can be, I am glad they have lifted for you Mandy and are moving elsewhere, hopefully as far away as possible ! :)

    Keep smiling ! :)

  6. Kymbo.. I love that story Mandy. And so apt at the moment..especially the idea that happiness is something we decide on ahead of time. The thought in my mind then is that sadness is something we also decide on ahead of time. (bitter sweet)